Renewable energy supplier and London-based motorsport team to raise awareness of EVs in build-up to inaugural Extreme E finale
Veloce Racing has today (Wednesday, 8 December) revealed that it will be collaborating with sustainable energy provider E.ON ahead of the highly anticipated UK round of Extreme E – the Jurassic X Prix.
The fifth and final event of the year in the all-electric off-road series will be held in Dorset, England (18-19, December) where teams and drivers will vie for honours in the overall standings at the end of the inaugural season.
London-based motorsport team Veloce Racing has become synonymous with sustainability, owing to its involvement in the innovative Extreme E series since its inception over two years ago.
During its first-ever season as a professional racing outfit, Veloce scored a breakthrough rostrum finish at the Ocean X Prix, further establishing itself as a disruptive force in the industry.
E.ON, meanwhile, is one of Europe’s leading energy companies, with its sights set on supporting millions of customers in their own journey to a sustainable energy future, both in the UK and on the continent.
With thousands of sustainable projects to help transform homes, businesses and cities, E.ON’s grids and customer solutions are already saving more than 99 million tonnes of CO2 a year and showing no signs of slowing down.
As a result, the pairing is teaming up to produce collaborative pieces of highly engaging content with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of EVs, 100% renewable electricity and expansion of the charging point network across Europe.
The content in question will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Extreme E squad as it prepares for the final event of the 2021 season, as well as an in-depth interview with Veloce Racing Driver and two-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick
Daniel Bailey, CEO, Veloce Racing said: “We’re thrilled to have E.ON join us for the Jurassic X Prix. The company has a huge presence in the energy industry and the steps they are taking towards a sustainable future are commendable. This partnership seemed like a perfect fit for the two organisations from the outset.
“With our combined credentials in green energy, we hope to create amazing content together and spread the word of what we’re trying to achieve. Everyone at Veloce is excited to be joined by E.ON in Dorset and end the season on a high note!”
Michael Lewis, E.ON UK CEO, added: “Getting people excited about the switch to lower carbon motoring is a key part of the journey to a zero-carbon world. Extreme E, Veloce Racing, and the all-electric off-road series is proving that EVs have the grunt to go with the green credentials.
“Our mission is to make sustainable energy and everyday solutions available for all – such as providing 100% renewable electricity for EVs along with charging points in homes, businesses and cities across the UK and Europe. We know great things can be achieved when we all do our bit and working with our customers across Europe, we’re responsible for reducing carbon emissions by more than 99 million tonnes a year. We’re already taking action for the climate but together we can do more.”