Extreme E

Extreme E returns to Scotland for 2024 Hydro X Prix

The all-electric Extreme E racing series is returning to the UK this July with another visit to Scotland.

The championship enjoyed a successful debut event in 2023 at the former Glenmuckloch opencast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway and is returning to the same location for 2024.

The visit to Scotland’s south-west on 13-14 July marks the start of the European leg of Season 4, which will also see two rounds of racing over two weekends in Sardinia.

The announcement of the race’s return was made by Ali Russell, managing director of Extreme E, and Kate Forbes MSP, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for the Economy.

Kate Forbes, said: “I am delighted that Extreme E will be returning to Scotland this summer. Last year’s Hydro X Prix brought both social and economic benefits to our communities and regional and national economies, while providing a new and exciting platform to showcase the country’s offer to a global audience.

“Extreme E shares our ambition for sustainability, renewable energy, gender equality and local conservation and I am confident this year’s event will once again demonstrate that Scotland can provide the perfect stage for major, innovative international events like the X Prix.”

Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “Heading back to the UK and Scotland for the next event of the 2024 Extreme E season is an exciting prospect for our championship.

“It was a hugely successful event last year and we cannot wait to return to such a dramatic location for our action-packed racing series, but also one which has sustainability values at its core.

“Scotland is a strong voice in the adoption of a clean energy future and renewable energy sources, and our Hydro X Prix marks a great opportunity to highlight these important issues that are happening so close to home.

“We are excited to race once again and get the second half of our championship underway.”

The former mine site, on Queensberry Estate, is set to undergo the next phase of a major transformation into a Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) plant and wind farm. As part of Extreme E’s legacy thousands of trees will be planted and new water quality monitoring technology installed.

Anna Fergusson, estate director at Queensberry Estate, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Extreme E team back.

“The 2023 races at Glenmuckloch were thrilling and Extreme E’s engagement with local young people and their environmental project on the River Nith have left a lasting legacy.”


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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of inews.co.uk, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.