18 May 2022

By: Sport Industry Group

Electric off-road racing series Extreme E has extended its collaboration with London-headquartered professional services network EY for Season 2.

EY will continue to support Extreme E in its commitment to minimise its environmental impact and measure its carbon footprint across its events, logistics and operations.

EY has developed the series’ Social and Environmental Impact Assessment framework, which supports the Extreme E operations team to carefully assess impacts of the event in each race location, guiding them to help enhance the company’s capability and drive a high-quality and responsible output.

The multinational organisation has also helped Exteme E outline its impact in the Championship’s inaugural Sustainability Report. The report shows how Extreme E became carbon neutral in 2021, with 8,870 tCO2-e emitted during Season 1 (1,774 tCO2-e average emissions per race). Sustainability tactics and achievements are documented, whilst also outlining their strategy and focus for 2022 and beyond. 

Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer for Extreme E, said, “I’m delighted to extend our collaboration with EY. An important member of the Extreme E family, EY adds credibility to our sport for purpose championship by providing key actionable insights which help us to assess and understand the impact of our series. Extreme E aims to continue delivering a championship that pushes the boundaries and challenges ways that traditional motorsports and sports events run, in addition to reducing the impact of our events, educating our audiences on their effects of climate change and to inspire them to take positive actions to protect our planet.” 

Serge Colle, EY Global Energy Leader, said, “This extended collaboration will see EY continuing its work with Extreme E in a shared mission to highlight the impact of climate change and the benefits of electric vehicle adoption. Electrification in mobility presents unique opportunities across multiple industries, including energy, automotive, and manufacturing among others. EY and Extreme E will further develop innovative insights that will accelerate new advancements in mobility technology and ultimately help build a better working world.”

Last week, Extreme E was crowned the inaugural winners of the Environmental Sustainability Award at the coveted Sports Industry Awards 2022. New for this year, the award recognises organisations that are delivering environmental benefits through sport.