Formula E has teamed up with The Climate Group as a Global Ambassador for EV100 – to help promote the widespread uptake of electric vehicles. The announcement was made during Climate Week in New York.
EV100 is an initiatieve to actively encourage world-leading companies to commit to the quicker and smoother transition to electric – helping to deliver on sustainability goals and future-proofing operations.
Big brands such as Unilever, Baidu, IKEA Group and DHL – Official Founding and Logistics Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship – are members of EV100, pledging to implement charging schemes in the workplace and swapping current diesel and petrol fleets to fully-electric by 2030.
The Climate Group has also joined the FIA Formula E Championship as an Official and International Foundation Partner – alongside the existing partnership with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
The Climate Group is an award-winning, international non-profit organisation specialising in bold and high-impact climate and energy initiatives with the world’s leading businesses, states and regional governments. The Climate Group’s work is at the forefront of ambitious climate action – with a mission to catalyse climate leadership in government and businesses to accelerate the shift to a prosperous and thriving net-zero future for all.
“I’m delighted that Formula E has joined forces with The Climate Group and the EV100 initiative, as a partner to promote electric and sustainable mobility,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E.
“As an exciting racing series and sport – Formula E is here to make its contribution, offering an R&D platform to accelerate the rate of technological development and favouring a quicker and smoother transition towards clean energy. Our vision is that one day every car in the world will be electric and at every race we stage – in some of the best cities in the world – we want to demonstrate how cool and exciting these cars can be.”
For upcoming season, reigning champion Lucas di Grassi looking to defend his title behind the wheel of the Audi-backed ABT Schaeffler team. More big-name manufacturers have also committed to race in Formula E – including BMW in tandem with the new-look car and battery in season five, along with Mercedes-Benz and Porsche who also plan to join the following year.