Why McLaren’s surprise electric path can benefit everyone involved
McLaren's announcement that it will enter the Extreme E series for electric SUVs next year came as something of a surprise. But it brings benefits that other championships it could seek to enter cannot, while providing a timely boost to a start-up that has had to cancel two of its South American rounds
McLaren’s resistance to building a road-going SUV has been as committed as Edna Mode’s dismissal of designing a superhero suit with a cape. It’s been a steadfast “no” for some time.
Chief executive officer Mike Flewitt, executive programme director Darren Goddard and Automotive North America president Tony Joseph have all vehemently kiboshed the idea.
Extreme E calls off Brazil and Argentina rounds
Motorsport Images and Extreme E partnership enjoys stunning start