Extreme E says it has seen an over 8% year-on-year fall in its overall carbon footprint in its latest sustainability report.

The motor sport series involves all-electric SUVs racing across remote territories to raise awareness of climate issues.

In its latest sustainability report, Extreme E said that its carbon footprint had been cut by 8.2% on the year, helped by its use of solar and green hydrogen energy. The report also shows that the series maintained its carbon-neutral status.

The motor race series also highlighted that its race site infrastructure is powered by 100% renewable energy including the use of green hydrogen in remote locations.

Extreme E said it employed “innovative” waste management procedures, engaged regional suppliers, and sourced food and drink locally for each race event.

It also announced that the accountancy giant EY would continue as its sustainability partner.

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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.

“Ultimately, the report shows that the racing series is going from strength to strength, with its carbon footprint falling. This serves the broader ambition of promoting awareness around the planet’s climate crisis and leaving a more sustainable future for tomorrow’s generation.”

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

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