Global all-electric racing series Formula E has launched a new partnership with The Climate Group.
The non-profit organisation will be listed as an official and international foundation partner of the championship, alongside the series’ existing partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Formula E will also become a global ambassador of The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative in order to help promote the widespread uptake of electric vehicles. The scheme is the only project of its kind actively encouraging world-leading companies to commit to a quicker transition to electric, aiming to swap current diesel and petrol fleets to fully electric by 2030.
Tuesday’s announcement was made during Climate Week in New York City, USA.
Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive of Formula E, said: “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. 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.
“Most importantly, this change towards electric mobility will contribute significantly to some challenging goals that we are currently facing, from climate change to inner-city pollution. At Formula E, we want to play a role in providing a solution but to achieve that you need commitment and collaboration at a global level from multiple stakeholders. Our partnership with The Climate Group is proof that change is already happening and causing a positive shift in attitude towards cleaner transportation.
“Formula E shows that electric isn't just the technology of the future - it's the technology of today. I'm glad to see other leading companies follow suit as part of this new agreement.”