Formula E has extended its partnership with delivery service DHL in a bid to promote e-mobility, smart cities and low-carbon lifestyles.
The collaboration sees the company continue as the founding and logistics partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, transporting around 415 tons of the all-electric motorsport World Championship’s freight.
This includes all race cars, batteries and charging units, and media and broadcasting equipment to help Formula E boost efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
Formula E CEO, Jamie Reigle, commented: “DHL has been an integral partner to Formula E from inception and we are delighted to extend and enhance our collaboration. Transporting the freight is a fundamental aspect to the running of Formula E and DHL continues to do so with a passion for driving forward new sustainable measures which have relevance throughout the logistics industry.”
The renewed partnership will see on- and off-track initiatives that commit to environmental and social responsibility, as DHL will have exclusive rights to the DHL & Formula E Together Green Award, which ‘unearths sustainability heroes’.
“The new DHL & Formula E Together Green Award will elevate our partnership to a new level by providing a renewed platform to showcase sustainable initiatives at every race weekend. We look forward to working with DHL to set the standard in sustainable logistics for sport and inspire fans around the world to take actions to fight climate change,” added Reigle.
A ‘local hero’ will be recognised at each ABB Formula E race location in Season Eight, while accepting global nominations from individuals and organisations throughout the season for the inaugural award, and the winner will be announced at the end of season gala dinner in Seoul.
“Deutsche Post DHL Group will be investing 7 billion euros in clean operations and climate-neutral logistics through to 2030, which includes major investments in its fleet of e-vehicles,” noted Arjan Sissing, Head of Global Brand Marketing at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“This – along with our goal to achieve zero-emission logistics by 2050 – is a major, industry-leading commitment on the part of DHL. But we also recognise that the small incremental developments and steps – the everyday engagement and commitment on the part of individuals and organisations around the globe – are so important to moving the needle.
“The DHL & Formula E Together Green Award is meant to call attention to these heroes and hopefully amplify the impact they are having.”
Last year, the enterprise reported to have delivered its most sustainable season ever in terms of Formula E logistics, using biofuel for all road and sea freight from Formula E testing in Valencia 2020 up to the final race of the Season Seven Championship in Berlin.
For the upcoming 2022 season, which includes 16 races and three new cities, DHL has stated that it looks to build on previous work by gradually reducing the footprint of its air freight operation.