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25 Nov 20201 minute read

First night race for Formula E

ECAtoday
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.