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.

 

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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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