First night race for Formula E
Diriyah, Saudi Arabia will host Formula E’s first all-electric night race as part of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
In a first for the sport, the track will be lit with low-consumption LED technology powered entirely by renewable energy.
A statement from ABB Formula E reads, “Set for a spectacular double-header in the dark, the first sport to have net zero carbon since inception will once again use its platform to share a positively charged call-to-action, reminding fans that even the most intense and unpredictable racing can take place without the environment paying the price.”
Lighting the track with the latest low-consumption LED technology is estimated to reduce energy consumption by up to fifty per cent compared to non-LED technologies.
The remaining energy needed to power the floodlighting will be 100 per cent renewable and provided by high performing low-carbon certified hydrogenated vegetable oil made from sustainable materials.