Formula E races towards sustainability with Aggreko partnership

Aggreko has been named the official electric car racing series provider of Formula E.

Formula E, the electric racing championship, and Aggreko, a global leader in energy solutions, have joined forces in a multi-year deal to implement sustainable technology at Formula E events worldwide.

Aggreko has been named the official electric car racing series provider, ensuring renewable sources like biofuel generators, solar arrays, and cutting-edge battery technology power races.

This collaboration directly supports Formula E’s ambitious goal of achieving a 45% emissions reduction across Scopes 1, 2, and 3 by 2030, compared to a 2019 baseline (validated by the Science Based Target initiative).

To electrify select races, Aggreko will deploy six 300kVA batteries capable of simultaneously charging all Formula E cars. Additionally, various battery sizes will power the entire race circuit at each location. Each high-capacity battery boasts the equivalent power to charge 84,000 mobile phones.

These batteries will be backed up by Stage V Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) powered generators. Compared to traditional diesel generators, HVO generators boast a significant 90% reduction in CO2 emissions, alongside lower nitrogen, sulfate, and overall HVO consumption. 

Furthermore, select tracks will utilize trackside solar arrays to supplement battery power, maximizing the environmental benefits of the partnership.

David de Behr, Head of Sales, Aggreko Event Services, said, “Sustainability is at the heart of all what we do in Aggreko, making it the perfect fit for the world’s most sustainable motorsport series. Aggreko is aiding Formula E’s energy transition journey, supporting its goal to reduce overall emissions by 45% and maintain its position as the world’s most sustainable sport, and in line with our passion to deliver temporary clean energy solutions to the events industry.”

Tiziana di Gioia, Chief Revenue Officer, Formula E, said, “Aggreko is a trusted supplier and expert in forward thinking and sustainable temporary energy solutions, so we’re thrilled to have it on board as an Official Provider of the championship. It is vital to us in not just having the correct power to deliver our unique events, but done so in the most sustainable methods possible; something that Aggreko is a true leader and pioneer in.”

Aggreko, founded in 1962, is a leading global company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, that specializes in providing temporary power, temperature control equipment, and energy services. The company essentially rent out generators, mobile cooling units, and other gear to businesses and events that need them. With a presence in over 200 locations across 80 countries, Aggreko boasts the world’s largest fleet of temporary power, offering a flexible and reliable solution for your energy needs.

This sustainability push comes amidst a period of significant technological advancements for e-racing. The championship recently announced a new multi-year partnership with Google Cloud, a suite of cloud computing services.

The 2024 Formula E season marks a monumental year, coinciding with the championship’s 10th anniversary. The season is already underway, featuring lightning-fast Gen3 cars battling it out across 16 global locations. Currently, Pascal Wehrlein of Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E team leads the drivers’ standings with 63 points, closely followed by Nick Cassidy of Jaguar TCS Racing at 61 points. Additionally, India’s Jehan Daruvala is making his mark on the scene, racing for Maserati MSG Racing.

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