Formula E makes history with first zero-emission ePrix

Formula E Closing bell ceremony - New York Stock Exchange

Formula E is joining forces with Enel to stage the first-ever zero-emission event in the championship’s history.

Formula E Founder & CEO Alejandro Agag was joined by drivers Nelson Piquet Jr and Felix Rosenqvist and representatives from Enel and DHL Express at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell ahead of this weekend’s eagerly-anticipated New York ePrix, which is making its debut at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook on July 15 & 16.

Enel – Official Power Partner of Formula E – is contributing to limit the emissions associated with staging and powering Formula E events through its smart energy solutions.

In addition to innovative clean energy generation, storage and management solutions – Enel will entirely offset the emissions of the event in New York through green certificates from its portfolio of renewable energy plants, such as the Enel Green Power Stipa Nayaa 74 MW wind farm in Mexico.

The wind turbines at Stipa Nayaa prevent the emission of over 133,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, which is the equivalent of taking 26,000 cars off the road.

Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, said: “It was an honour to be invited to join the closing bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange.

“With the continued support of Enel, as well as DHL, Formula E isn’t just making history with the first-ever race in New York – but the first zero-emission event in the history of the series. Both Enel and DHL share the same common vision and goal to make Formula E carbon neutral by 2020 – the future is electric.”

Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of Enel, added: “We are proud to play a part in such an historic event today at the NYSE. Enel and Formula E are natural partners, as we both embrace the exciting opportunities in electric mobility, smart cities and the clean energy revolution.”