Formula E inks sustainability tech deal with Scottish energy firm Aggreko

Formula E has signed a multi-year deal with the energy firm Aggreko, which will leverage the latest sustainability tech at its race events.

The tie-up will help the motor sport for electric cars reduce its emission goals and boost its eco credentials.

The deal means that Formula E events will be “powered via renewable energy such as biofuel generators, solar arrays and the latest battery technology”.

The Scottish energy firm will supply six 300kVA batteries for charging all the Formula E cars, as well as various battery sizes for powering the overall race circuits.

Aggreko will also power the on-site Formula E hospitality and fan village options at each race location.

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The cars in Formula E races are battery electrical powered single-seaters, which can reach speeds of up to 200mph.

Manufacturers use Formula E to show off their green credentials and over the years it has attracted Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Nissan, Porsche and Mercedes.

David de Behr, head of sales, Aggreko Event Services: “Sustainability is at the heart of all what we do in Aggreko, making it the perfect fit for the world’s most sustainable motorsport series.

“Aggreko is aiding Formula E’s energy transition journey, supporting its goal to reduce overall emissions by 45% and maintain its position as the world’s most sustainable sport, and in line with our passion to deliver temporary clean energy solutions to the events industry.

Tiziana di Gioia, chief revenue officer, Formula E: “Aggreko is a trusted supplier and expert in forward thinking and sustainable temporary energy solutions, so we’re thrilled to have it on board as an Official Provider of the championship. It is vital to us in not just having the correct power to deliver our unique events, but done so in the most sustainable methods possible; something that Aggreko is a true leader and pioneer in.”

Earier this year, Formula 1 and logistics partner DHL extended their 20-year partnership to help the motorsport reduce emissions.

In February this year,  Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team became the first motorsport team to sign The Climate Pledge, a commitment from some of the world’s top companies to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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