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We are Tomorrow's Wheels, a platform that aims to educate individuals and institutions on social and environmental sustainability in motorsport and drive change in the sector. We believe that education, awareness building and collaboration are key steps to create change. Therefore, our work starts from the foundation, by raising awareness of under-looked issues, collaborating with experts in the industry, sharing innovation and discussing sustainable solutions.
Extreme E is an all-electric, off-road racing series that uses eSUVs to compete in remote places of the planet that were impacted by climate change. From the same creators of Formula E, Extreme E was launched with sustainability in mind. The championship stands for electrification, environment, equality, and entertainment.
To promote greater environmental responsibility.
To reduce the overall climate impact from sports.
To use its platform to educate for climate action.
To promote sustainable and responsible consumption.
To advocate for climate action through its communications.
Extreme E was launched in 2019 and has the purpose "to use the power of sport to champion science-backed impact and to inspire our fans and communities to raise their climate ambition."
The championship strives to inspire people, communities and governments to raise their climate ambitions to decelerate the climate crisis. In its first season, Extreme E produced 8,870 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, which is the lowest carbon footprint for a global motorsport series.
Extreme E's voice goes beyond motorsport. It is a platform that raises awareness about climate issues, empowers communities, creates climate resilience, and creates long lasting legacy projects around the globe.
tonnes of CO2e
*Total emissions for Season 1
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Formula 1 Annual Emissions
Freight includes the move of vehicles and supporting infrastructure around the globe. All Extreme E vehicles, event infrastructure and operational equipment is transported by sea.
Staff travel include staff and team transport and accommodation, and travel required to identify race locations.
Cars include the embodied emissions for the car batteries, tyres, chassis, and shells.
Food and drinks include the food and beverages consumed on-site and emission related to its waste.
Operations include pre-season activities, broadcasting, and office energy consumption.
What is Extreme E doing?
Extreme E aims to be sustainable by design. Regarding energy consumption, the series uses a second-life Zenobe battery as an alternative to diesel generators for paddock power and generates its own power source for the race cars, using solar and water to create green hydrogen.
Different from other major racing championships, there are no in-person spectators in Extreme E. All fans watch the races via streaming channels. By doing that, the series can cut fan travel, and food and drinks emissions, in addition to reducing waste. No canned drinks and snacks are allowed at the races. The staff must bring their own reusable water bottles, plates and utensils.
Food packaging that is not recyclable is made out of compostable materials that will break down after a year without leaving microplastics and toxins behind. The series also uses composting toilets that don't require energy and water, and can produce fertilizer for the local community.
Extreme takes seriously its goal of leaving a positive legacy in remote places affected by climate change. The series works with NGOs, local communities and the Scientific Comittee to identify the most suitable and impactful projects for each race location. They prioritize solutions and initiatives that can that empower the local communities socially and economically while saving the environment. In its first season, the series built nine legacy projects across five continents.
From day 1, Extreme E stood for gender equality. They are the world’s first motorsport series to feature the same ratio of women and men as drivers. Each team consists of two drivers - a woman and a man - who share equal duties and the same car. In each session, the team must complete a predetermined number of laps. Both team members split their turns and the order is decided by each team.
The series also embraces diversity and inclusion at its headquarters. Its team is made up of 46% women and 54% men that range from the ages of 22 and 62, and come from 15 different nationalities.
Catie Munnings shares her thoughts on being a professional race driver at Extreme E.
Awards & Recognition
UN’ Sports for Climate Action Framework Signatory
Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) Developer & Adopter
Environmental Sustainability Award 2021
Leaders Sports Awards
Broadcast Sport Awards
Best Sport Production of the Year
Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards
Creative Use of AR/VR
Sports Business Awards
Sustainability in Sport
2021 Autosport Awards
Pioneering & Innovation Award