Many car brands are now focusing on launching their eco-friendly electric and hybrid cars for sale in Dubai and around the world. Similarly, Formula One plans to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030. It aims to start working on carbon reduction plans immediately to begin the journey of making this a more sustainable sport.
The plan has been finalized after a year of work with the FIA, Formula 1 teams, partners, and promoters, and sustainability experts. The project is pretty ambitious but certainly doable as the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R has proved this by setting the highest record at the Goodwood Festival. The initiative will encompass everything including the Formula 1 vehicles, on-track activity, and other related operations.
Formula 1 believes that it must use its global platform to reduce and ultimately eliminate carbon emissions from the internal combustion engine (ICE). The hybrid power unit can be pivotal in this regard and F1’s current cars already churn out more power by using less fuel compared to other cars out there. Factor in sustainable fuels and energy recovery systems, and you see an opportunity to create a net-zero carbon hybrid power solution.
Other than eliminating the carbon footprint of F1 cars and on-site activities, the championship also wants to make logistics and travel more efficient. Moreover, it also plans to run its offices and factories on 100 percent renewable energy.
For the 2021 season, the sports organization has already announced new regulations. And by 2025, it wants to make sure that all events are sustainable. This will entail the use of sustainable materials, which means single-use plastic is out. Moreover, F1 plans to either reuse, recycle or compost all waste products.
And that’s not all. F1 also wants fans to opt for cleaner ways. It will be providing incentives and tools for sports enthusiasts to get to the event in a greener way. This will involve motivating them to opt for bikes, public transport, or EVs, or walking to the event if it’s nearby. And of course, if that wouldn’t be possible, F1 will try to offset emissions created by travel.
Additionally, it plans to make the circuits more fan and nature-friendly. They plan to encourage greener ways for the fans to travel to the race and make the facilities more eco-friendly. Moreover, it will provide opportunities to the local population, enterprises, and causes to get involved during the Formula 1 race weekend so they can also benefit from the series.
To deliver the plan, F1 will work with the FIA and its partners, sponsors, promoters, and teams. It also aims to build on the work that some of these stakeholders have already done for sustainability. The FIA is all praises for the Formula 1 initiative and believes that it doesn’t only sound great for motorsport, but also for the society as a whole.
With the increasing number of hybrid and electric cars for sale in Dubai as well as companies like F1 working on carbon emissions, we can hope to see a cleaner environment in the future. You can also find a more eco-friendly car through CarSwitch.com!