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Responsible racing: Extreme E says it’s carbon neutral

Electrified off-road racing series ready for its second season


As it prepares to launch its second season, February 19 in Saudi Arabia, the Extreme E racing series has released its season-1 sustainability report and the news that it met its goal in its inaugural year of being carbon neutral.

“As a sport… which aims to pave the way to a lower carbon future through the promotion of electric vehicles, and accelerate gender equality in motorsport, it’s important we are open and transparent about our methods and our impact,” series founder Alejandro Agag is quoted in a news release.

“This is just the start of our journey and we are learning all the time, but this report details our journey to having the lowest carbon footprint in international motorsport, and the insight into how we became carbon net zero by the end of our first season.”

Extreme E is an off-road racing series that uses electric-powered vehicles and requires each team to have a male and a female driver. It has attracted the participation of several major names in motorsports as team owners, including Michael Andretti, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, Chip Ganassi, Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg, and in 2022 with McLaren launching a team as well. 

In addition to making itself carbon neutral, the series worked to launch or expand an environmental program in each country where it raced in 2021. The full season 1 sustainability report is available on the series website.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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