Team Techeetah has announced it will compete in Extreme E becoming the championships first Asian team.
The team will have the same ownership as DS Techeetah in Formula E with Mark Preston also onboard as team principal fresh from two teams and three drivers championships on the bounce in FE.
Techeetah has replaced Venturi on the Extreme E grid with the Monegasque team choosing to focus on their Formula E team and innovative projects about space travel.
Edmund Chu, President of the team said in a statement: “We are motivated by the challenge that Extreme E poses and are excited by the car, the race locations, and the race format.
“At Techeetah we are passionate about getting the most out of emerging technologies to boost racing performance and look forward to bringing this energy to Extreme E.
“We love the focus on green issues and the opportunity to engage a young audience in a series that mixes racing, care for the environment and travel and adventure.”
CEO of Extreme E and Formula E Chairman Alejandro Agag said: “Techeetah has achieved unrivalled success in recent seasons in Formula E so it is fantastic to be able to welcome them into our Extreme E family.
“Extreme E offers an entirely unique proposition in motor racing, with cutting-edge E-SUVs racing head-to-head across five of the most remote locations on the planet with a brand-new engineering challenge for teams and drivers to overcome.
“The sporting offering is turning heads, and the race for the inaugural title is already shaping up nicely. I’m looking forward to seeing rivalries reignited and fresh ones formed in a ground-breaking arena.”
Group testing will begin in December 2020 when the St Helena, the floating paddock, is boarded by all the teams and will begin to sail across the world to the first event.