“When I heard about this I jumped right at it because of what the series means, what the series is going to do. It’s going to be quite powerful.”
Extreme E aims to highlight climate change and promote sustainability with races in some of the world's most remote and harsh environments that are already suffering from global warming and pollution.
The five races will be held in the Saudi Arabian deserts, Senegal, Greenland, Brazilian rain forest and Argentine glaciers of Tierra del Fuego, the latter replacing a planned round in the Nepalese Himalayas.
“It gives an opportunity for me to able to merge my love for motor racing together with my love for the planet,” said Hamilton.
“It’s going to keep people talking about the climate issue and inspiring us to take action, to have a championship series that will address traditional ways of racing, and the negative impact motorsports does have on the planet, and offer an alternative.”