15 Jul 21

Formula E and The Climate Group: Racing towards a zero-emissions transportation future together

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returned to the streets of New York City and Brooklyn's Red Hook district this weekend, with the Climate Group joining fellow EV100 members, including new inductees ABB, as proud supporters and partners of the iconic E-Prix.

Formula E represents the pinnacle of performance, innovation, and sustainability as electric mobility becomes the new normal. Beyond that, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is an industry leader; recently becaming the first global sport to be certified with a net zero carbon footprint from inception.

Formula E: #PositivelyCharged

The Climate Group's partnership with Formula E is built on years of focused work through programs to advance transportation electrification, and ahead of the ABB New York E-Prix, the two came together to highlight and celebrate what's been achieved to-date, and the good work that is to come.

Formula E x The Climate Group

Photo (from left to right): Amy Davidsen (Executive Director, North America, Climate Group), Daniela Luzanin (Head of ABB Partnerships, ABB), Anand Mahindra (Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra), Hannah Brown (Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Formula E), Jean Todt (President, FIA), Nicolas de Riviere (Permanent Representative of France to the UN), Theodor Swedjemark (Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB), Tommaso Volpe (Motorsport Global Director, Nissan), Vartan Badalian (EV100 Program Manager, North America, Climate Group)

In attendance from the Climate Group in Brooklyn were Amy Davidsen, Executive Director, North America, and Vartan Badalian, EV100 Program Manager, North America spoke on the long-standing partnership between both Formula E and the Climate Group, and how collective ambition is helping shape the next era of transportation.  

EV100

EV100 is the Climate Group’s leading transportation initiative bringing together companies committed to making electric transport the new normal by 2030. Based on new data from the Climate Group’s RouteZero report “Fleets first,” fleets globally can cut three billion tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030, similar to the annual emissions of India, the world’s third highest emitter.

So, the group believes it's crucial that businesses lead the shift to electric vehicles through their investment decisions and influence on millions of staff and customers worldwide. EV100 members are increasing demand, influencing policy, and driving mass roll-out – helping to make electric cars more rapidly affordable for everyone. Globally, EV100 has secured commitments from 111 companies with over five million vehicles committed to going electric and over 7,000 locations set to receive charging by 2030. 

ABB joins the fold

ABB recently joined EV100, along with the Climate Group’s other leading initiatives (EP100 and RE100) committing to electrify its fleet of 11,000 vehicles where economically and technically feasible by 2030. Through RE100, ABB has committed to using 100 per cent renewable energy for their operations by 2030.

The shift to electric vehicles is growing as the adoption of renewable energy increases, with the ultimate goal of powering all vehicles using clean energy. Through the EV100 Annual Progress and Insights Report, we can see just that, with 50 per cent of members charging their vehicles using renewable energy.  

Find out more about the Climate Group's work as well as EV100 and its members