Antofagasta Minerals is one of the top ten copper producers on the planet, providing the raw materials to power electric cars all around the world.
Joining the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in February 2018 with its sponsorship of the inaugural Santiago E-Prix, for the 2018/19 season, Antofagasta Minerals becomes our Official Copper Mining partner. With electric cars using up to five times more copper than a combustion engined car, the material is a key component in making electric cars commonplace.
With sustainability at its core, in 2018, 59% of the energy consumed at Antofagasta Minerals' Los Pelambres mine came from non-conventional renewable sources, such as wind farms and solar plants. This is currently the biggest use of renewables in the Chilean copper industry, while in 2020 and 2022, the company's Zaldivar and Antucoya mines, respectively, will produce copper using only renewables.
Its parent company, Antofagasta plc, is the only Chilean company listed on the London Stock Exchange and is part of not only the FTSE-100 but also the FTSE4Good index that considers environmental, social and governance criteria.
To find out more about how Antofagasta Minerals works with Formula E visit their website.