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E as in eMotorsport

From racing competitions to everyday technologies, the most compelling way to do sustainability today, with electricity: eMotorsport

E-mobility

Competing for sustainability

Competition and innovation are two connected concepts, and the history of motorsport is a concrete testimony to this. Since the championships of the early twentieth century, the quest for top performance in terms of speed, braking, roadholding, aerodynamics, and reliability has made these races into laboratories of innovation and technology transfer: solutions applied to prototypes become technologies at the service of everyone. Competition is thus a driver of innovation, and innovation today must be at the service of sustainability.

This is the approach with which we support the main competitions at the new frontier of motorsport: the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship and Extreme E – two events that tell the story of speed that’s silent and clean, but which are above all laboratories of innovation, because the "E" of electric hints at the future of mobility: electrified, eco-friendly, sustainable, evolved, affordable and always exciting.

E as in...

E as in eMotorsport and eMobility, but also technological evolution, excitement, sustainable ecosystems, and enthusiasm. The prefix “e”, which stands for "electric," and which we’ve adopted to characterize the transition of our services and products to the cleanest and most sustainable form of energy, is also the E of electrifying. It’s an emotional force, an energy that comes from people for people, for the environment, energy to meet the most important challenge together, to build a more sustainable future together. And it’s the E of electrification: because in this way, we create awareness of the new opportunities it brings to mobility and motorsport, in terms of sustainability, development and innovation, with the same speed, adrenaline and excitement.

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Environment & Everyone

Commitment to the protection of the environment can also be expressed through a new way of thinking about sports: not just as entertainment, but as a new challenge in terms of innovation and sustainability. Added to this is our commitment to the support and development of – and respect for – geographical areas particularly affected by climate change, the local communities that inhabit them, and special initiatives and projects for their protection. The real challenge is involving all stakeholders.

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Entertainment & Emotion

eMotorsport has always been an adrenaline-pumping, exciting, fun experience. Today it’s the new frontier of entertainment that’s also good for the planet, safeguarding the environment without losing its own essence.

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Enabling Safe Innovation

eMotorsport is the perfect testing ground for acceleration toward a more sustainable technological future, thanks to collaboration between the different partners, using existing applications and others in experimentation, investing in research and development, and bringing innovation to the track.

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Equality

Through sports competitions – involving teams, managers, supporters and the public – we’re promoting best practices and values related to people’s rights and gender equality, inclusion and uniqueness.

Extreme E

Now in its third season, Extreme E is a championship consisting of five races in five different countries, with 10 teams of two drivers, one woman and one man in each team, competing in all-electric SUVs in remote locations around the world. The cars can reach speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour, accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.5 seconds. The competition takes place in wild, remote environments in order to highlight the impacts of climate change and to help people understand what it’s doing to the planet. The races are held in places where it’s clear what the most critical issues facing the planet are: desertification and drought, rising ocean temperatures and marine pollution, melting ice. These locations were chosen to raise public awareness.

FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship

After four seasons, the competition showcasing prototypes of electric speed on two wheels has become the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship. But that's not the only novelty: the sole supplier of the 18 competing motorcycles is Ducati, with their innovative V21L prototype. The Borgo Panigale-based manufacturer's first electric motorcycle was developed by leveraging the know-how of Ducati Corse, integrating novel technical solutions for the battery pack, motor and inverter. The V21L boasts maximum power and torque values of 110 kW (150 hp) and 140 Nm respectively, and reaches speeds of up to 275 km/h. The motorcycles are zero-emission, and even the charging phase – for which Enel X Way, Official Smart Charging Partner of the championship, has devised innovative ad hoc solutions – is done sustainably, thanks to solar panels. The 2023 edition of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship consists of eight races in seven countries. A new circuit has been added this year: Silverstone, Great Britain, one of the most spectacular and fastest racetracks in the world, will be a new challenge for the electric sector.