Extreme E publishes sustainability report

The latest sustainability report of the Extreme E racing series has revealed 8.2% fall in overall carbon footprint year on year.

The EY study showed the racing of the series’ ODYSSEY 21 off-road EVs, and leveraging solar and green hydrogen energy, enabled the decline.

It calculated that 8,301 tCO2-e was emitted during season three – down from 9,045 tCO2-e last year – despite travelling further afield and holding double-header races.

Race site infrastructure was powered by 100% renewable energy, including the use of green hydrogen in remote locations produced by ENOWA’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell System.

The series also employed innovative waste management procedures, engaged regional suppliers, and sourced food and drink locally for each X Prix race event.

Accelerating gender equality remains a key objective for Extreme E, with each racing team represented by one female and one male driver and nearly 50 per cent female representation across the entire workforce.

Dr. Matthew Bell, EY Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader, said:

“Extreme E remains a powerful example of how a business can be successfully reimagined as a more sustainable model. Reflecting on the Season 3 report, I am thrilled that EY will continue as Extreme E’s Official Sustainability Partner.

“EY teams’ knowledge, capabilities and insight around climate change and sustainability, linked with Extreme E’s passion to constantly create lasting impact, means that this collaboration is underpinned by a strong sense of shared purpose.”

Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: 

“The pace of the journey we have been on since launching has been extraordinary and we are creating an exciting motorsport championship which will leave a long-lasting legacy, not just on track but off it, too.

“Our latest Sustainability Report with EY represents those efforts, with strong progress once more in our sustainability and legacy initiatives to deliver a global racing championship with minimal environmental impact.”

Cristina Gutiérrez, NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team driver, added: 

“I think the Sustainability Report is really important for Extreme E. It’s very nice that we can share many things like the competition and the adrenaline on track, but also focus on sustainability off it, through taking care of nature and trying to understand the problems around the world.

“At each event we learn more about the environmental problems. I think it’s a big opportunity for us to discover these issues and try to educate people about them through social media, our communities, and explain to people the problems that we have found affecting our planet.”

Image courtesy of Extreme E

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