Why McLaren’s surprise electric path can benefit everyone involved
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Why McLaren’s surprise electric path can benefit everyone involved

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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.

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