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ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team

Santander Private Banking is a new sponsor of the ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team that Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz will lead to compete in the inaugural Extreme E, the new electric off-road series. These races for sustainable mobility, respect for the environment, and diversity are set to begin in Saudi Arabia on 3 April and finish in Argentina in December.

This five-event global voyage will utilise its sporting platform for the purpose of promoting electrification, sustainability, and equality. The series goal is highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most remote environments, promote the adoption of electric vehicles to pave the way for a lower carbon future, and provide a world-first gender equal motorsport platform. 

The team Santander Private Banking is sponsoring boasts the experience of two-time world rally winner and three-time Dakar champion Carlos Sainz, and of eleven-time Dakar women’s motorbike champion Laia Sanz. Both will face this new and unique challenge with their sights set on taking the Spanish squad to the highest level of competition.

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Sustainability

The series goal is highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most remote environments promoting the adoption of electric vehicles to pave the way for a lower carbon future.

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Innovation

Extreme E will showcase electric SUVs and futuristic technologies. This will help car industry to develop future facing technology using racing as a platform for road innovation, which accelerates change ten-fold. 

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Gender equality

This new series also promotes gender equality in sport. The two drivers of each team will be a man and a woman, competing together in relays to win races.