Formula E drivers to promote EV uptake

Formula E team to partner with the UK government to promote the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). 

Formula E refers to the single-seater motorsport championship that uses only electric cars. 

The Envision Virgin Racing (EVR) team will be working with the government to promote the use of EVs ahead of the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicles. 

The race cars of drivers Robin Frijns and Nick Cassidy will carry the ‘Together for Our Planet’ slogan, the taglin for the UN COP26 conference which will be held in Glasgow in November. 

EVR will also host a series of digital events, including a competition for children to design an ‘environmentally inspired’ race suit, in a bid to boost awareness of the COP26 conference. 

Alok Sharma, president-designate for COP26, said: ‘I am delighted Envision Virgin Racing are taking the Together for Our Planet campaign ‘on tour’ and inspiring people around the world to take urgent climate action ahead of COP26.

‘We know that electric vehicles are greener, cleaner, and better for the planet.

“To meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need to clean up the air we breathe by doubling the pace of transition to zero-emission vehicles.’

The team’s managing director Sylvain Filippi added: ‘Envision Virgin Racing, Formula E and the UK Government are all at the forefront of the EV revolution, especially with so many personnel, vehicles and infrastructure-based and built right here in the UK.

‘As such, we are honoured to be joining forces with what is the most important climate event of the year and playing a pivotal role in encouraging motorists to make the switch and, more importantly, tackle climate change before it is too late.

‘Through the exciting platform of motorsport, we’re able to showcase the true potential of electric vehicles as we compete in cities across the globe, developing innovative technology that will filter from the track to the road and accelerating the adoption of EVs.’

Photo Credit – Pixabay

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That’s a picture of an F1 car; if you don’t know anything about Formula E, don’t report on it.