Prince William 'at ease' driving Lewis Hamilton's Extreme E electric car on test drive


    The Prince was seen smiling behind the cockpit as he took to a specially adapted off-road track in Knockhill. The test drive was organised ahead of the COP26 climate summit later this year.

    “Prince William grasped the basic skills quickly and seemed very at ease with driving electric vehicles, maybe my Andretti United team-mate Timmy [Hansen] should be feeling a little threatened!

    “Sustainability is a central messaging pillar of Extreme E and with the Earthshot Prize, it’s fantastic to see that we are all working towards a common goal of a cleaner, more environmentally-friendly future.”

    Extreme E’s Odyssey 21 models are built to withstand all the harsh conditions it will face during the 2021 championship.

    Events take the championship from the Saudi desert, to the Arctic in a unique set of events aimed at promoting environmental causes.

    “I think he really enjoyed his experience behind the wheel of the ODYSSEY 21, under the expert instruction of Catie.

    “Perhaps a guest racing appearance in Extreme E beckons in the future.”

    Extreme E’s second event, the Ocean X Prix takes place from Senegal this weekend.


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