"Tires are always very important in any championship, but even more so for a championship like Extreme E, where we are going to be racing on different surfaces from rocks to sand, to grass to ice and snow," he said.
The racing event, said the founder, will be "very challenging" for the tires and therefore tires should be able to cope with all the pressure.
"[We need a tire that is] not going to fail you and is going to allow these machines to show their true performance," he said. "I think that is what we have with Continental."
Continental said it had developed a series tire based on its CrossContact tires "that can work at all event locations and in all conditions."
According to Conti, the development of tires for the racing event was the "biggest challenge that motorsport tires have had to face."
The tires, it said, have to withstand extreme accelerations, violent braking maneuvers, high speeds, even on tight corners, drift movements and even jumps.
The specially-developed Odyssey 21 vehicle to be driven by all Extreme E teams is roughly similar to commercial SUVs in length, width and weight. However, its electrical equivalent of 550HP has three times the torque of the Formula E Gen 2 vehicle.