Extreme E and EY announce 8.2% reduction in carbon footprint and significant narrowing in gender performance gap

  • Extreme E’s Season 3’s Sustainability Report reveals that overall carbon footprint decreased by 8.2% from the previous season.
  • The report also notes female-male performance gap narrowed by 51%, now at just 1.5 seconds.
  • EY continues as Extreme E’s Official Sustainability Partner for a second consecutive season.

- Advertisement -

Extreme E’s recent report highlights notable sustainability and gender equality accomplishments.

Extreme E is an all-electric off-road racing series, where drivers race in remote terrains to amplify climate awareness. Moreover, it champions diversity by mandating that each team includes both a male and female driver.

Extreme E, in partnership with EY, recently unveiled its Season 3 Sustainability Report. The report underscores Extreme E’s commitment to sustainability, maintaining carbon neutrality and reducing emissions by 8.2% despite expanding race locations and hosting double-header events.

Powered by 100% renewable energy and utilising innovative waste management practices, Extreme E’s infrastructure sets industry standards. The series’ focus on gender equality is evident, with each team comprising a female and male driver, promoting equal access to track time and development opportunities.

Alejandro Agag, Extreme E’s Founder and CEO, comments:

“With its combination of rugged design, spaciousness, clever solutions and efficient powertrains, our new Vauxhall Frontera will appeal to a wide range of customers who want to stand out from the crowd. It is ideally suited to the urban and sub-urban environment with a fully electric version available from launch.

The pace of the journey we have been on since launching Extreme E has been extraordinary and we are creating an exciting motorsport championship which will leave a long-lasting legacy, not just on track but off it, too. Our latest Sustainability Report with EY represents those efforts, with strong progress once more in our sustainability and legacy initiatives to deliver a global racing championship with minimal environmental impact. 

We were a first in motorsport when we launched our gender-equal sporting format. EY teams’ calculations detailed in this latest report illustrate the importance of providing a greater platform for women to demonstrate their talents behind the wheel. The 51 per cent reduction in the average male-female performance gap in just three seasons marks great progress and proves our format is a success, but there is still more we can do.”

Looking ahead, EY will continue its partnership with Extreme E in Season 4, reinforcing commitments to assess and minimise environmental impacts while championing diversity and inclusivity.

Related Articles