Tweet
 
Jean-Éric Vergne to join Extreme E 'Earth Day' climate change discussion

Jean-Éric Vergne to join Extreme E 'Earth Day' climate change discussion

20.04.2020: • Two-time Formula E Champion to feature on expert panel • Extreme E to officially unveil new Scientific Committee • Earth Day’s 50th anniversary focus firmly on climate chan

•    Two-time Formula E Champion to feature on expert panel

•    Extreme E to officially unveil new Scientific Committee

•    Earth Day’s 50th anniversary focus firmly on climate change
 




Veloce Racing Co-Founder and two-time FIA Formula E Champion Jean-Éric Vergne will join Extreme E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag in an iSportconnect eMasterClass this week, as part of a discussion about sport’s vital role as a platform for climate action.
 


‘Earth Day’ – the world’s largest environmental movement – will mark its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, and the focus is firmly on climate change. To celebrate this, tomorrow (Tuesday, 21 April), Extreme E will virtually unveil its four-strong Scientific Committee, in association with international sports business networking and events firm, iSportconnect.
 


Last month, Extreme E confirmed the appointment of Professor Peter Wadhams of The University of Cambridge as Head of the Scientific Committee, which will be tasked with driving the pioneering new electric off-road racing series’ climate research and education programme.
 


All four scientists on the panel are leading minds in their respective fields and will advise Extreme E organisers on a range of subjects from sustainability to education and research. They will additionally participate in recommending positive legacy programmes in the five different race locations the championship is set to visit.
 


Following the official introduction of the Scientific Committee, Vergne, Agag, Lucy Woodall – Science Director at the Nekton Foundation – and Rodrigo Barjas Amado, Head of Strategy and New Business Development at CBMM Niobium, will come together to engage the business community in a wider discussion about climate change, and the key contribution that Extreme E can make to the climate action conversation.
 


“I am delighted to be involved in this Earth Day celebration with Extreme E,” said Vergne. “We are all looking forward to the start of this exciting new series in 2021 and our team, Veloce Racing, is in good shape. Putting on electric motorsport events in some of the most fragile ecosystems in the world is an innovative way to highlight the impact of global climate change.
 


“As the scientists will testify in the conference through their different specialities, this is the most pressing of all problems for our planet, and if we can bring awareness to these issues through entertainment and competition, our sport is doing a great service to the world in general and Extreme E’s race locations in particular.”
 


The iSportconnect eMasterClass will begin at 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST tomorrow (Tuesday, 21 April). A link to register can be found here.




- Simon Melluish - photo Veloce

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/jean-eric-vergne-join-extreme-e-earth-day-climate-change-discussion---206210.html

20.04.2020 / MaP

More News

Andretti Autosport joins Extreme E
17.04.2020
Extreme E has today announced Andretti Autosport as the first American, and sixth overall, team to join the electric SUV off-road racing series.Led by Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport has gathered accolades across almost two decades of competition in va more >>
Extreme E to partner with QEV Technologies to distribute Q-Vent battery-powered respirator
16.04.2020
Off-road electric racing series Extreme E is to work in partnership with engineering company QEV Technologies, to distribute its Q-Vent respirator, developed and manufactured in tandem with Hospital de Sant Pau, Nissan and Eurecat technology centre.The r more >>
Patrik Sandell signs up to Extreme E Drivers' Programme
30.03.2020
Rally and rallycross star Patrik Sandell has signalled his intent by joining Extreme E’s Drivers’ Programme – a roster of top-tier motorsport names looking to compete in Season 1 from January next year.The Swede currently competes as a fact more >>
Extreme E appoints leading scientist, Professor Peter Wadhams
26.03.2020
Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing series, is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Wadhams of The University of Cambridge has been appointed as the Head of its Scientific Committee, which will be tasked with driving the series’ climate research and education programme. more >>
Sam Bird joins Extreme E Drivers' Programme
11.03.2020
Sam Bird is the latest top-tier driver to express his interest in Extreme E by joining the off-road electric SUV motor racing series’ Drivers’ Programme, with the roster of leading names looking to compete in Season 1 growing yet further.The Brit more >>
Extreme E to air live across BBC digital platforms
09.03.2020
Extreme E has agreed a multi-year partnership with BBC Sport which will see the new electric SUV off-road racing series screened live and free-to-air across BBC digital platforms to British viewers.Every race on the calendar, comprising five formidable environmen more >>
Extreme E announces QEV entry
04.03.2020
QEV Technologies, the electric mobility and motorsport R&D specialist, is set to compete in the inaugural season of Extreme E, becoming the fifth team to join the pioneering off-road motorsport championship.The Spanish firm designs and manufactures more >>
Extreme E seals long-term broadcast partnership with TVNZ
28.01.2020
Extreme E, the pioneering electric SUV off-road racing series, has agreed a multi-year deal with TVNZ that will see the championship screened live to households across New Zealand from Season 1. Five two-hour live programmes will ensure that the action f more >>
Extreme E set for free-to-air television in Belarus
23.01.2020
Extreme E and Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC) – the country's national state broadcaster – have signed a multi-year broadcast partnership to ensure that the all-new electric SUV off-road motorsport series will be televised across Belarus on its dedicated sports channel, Belarus 5. more >>
Extreme E E-SUV and Ken Block prepped for maiden Dakar Rally outing
17.01.2020
Legendary off-road racer and YouTube star Ken Block is all-set for his first on-stage outing in an electric race car, as he prepares to take the wheel of Extreme E’s E-SUV as a guest of the A.S.O., in the final stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally today, Friday 17 January. more >>
Extreme E announces multi-year broadcast partnership with Mediaset
23.12.2019
Extreme E has sealed a three-year partnership with broadcast giant Mediaset, with the pioneering electric SUV off-road racing series set to be screened live across Italy from Season 1.In addition to five two-hour live programmes, covering the spectacu more >>
Extreme E calendar 2021 at a glance
17.12.2019
Provisional Extreme E Season 1 (2021) calendar:22-23-24 January: Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal4-5-6 March: Sharaan, Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia6-7-8 May: Kali Gandaki Valley, Mustang District, Nepal27-28-29 August more >>
Calendar for inaugural season of Extreme E revealed
17.12.2019
Extreme E, the revolutionary new electric off-road racing series using motorsport to raise awareness of global environmental issues, has today revealed its Season 1 calendar – set to get underway in January 2021. The five-race global voyage, spann more >>
Senegal completes Extreme E race line-up
12.12.2019
Lac Rose in Senegal, on the West Coast of Africa, has today been revealed as the Ocean race location for the inaugural season of Extreme E, the pioneering new electric off-road racing series which uses sport to raise awareness of global climate issues. photo ca more >>
Extreme E's ODYSSEY 21 set for Dakar Rally
21.11.2019
Extreme E’s cutting-edge electric SUV will line up in the Dakar Rally this January, as the ODYSSEY 21’s development continues apace with what will be a first outing on a live motorsport stage.The car will be driven during shakedown for more >>
Extreme E adds Drivers' Programme inductees
19.11.2019
Having launched its Drivers’ Programme back in September, Extreme E has today announced the latest batch of those declaring interest in competing in the pioneering electric SUV off-road racing series.The second group of inductees into the program more >>
Extreme E heading to the Himalayas
12.11.2019
The fourth location on Extreme E’s five-event calendar – its Mountain round – has today been confirmed, with the pioneering electric SUV off-road racing series set for Nepal’s Mustang District in the Himalayas.Caption:  more >>
Nelson Piquet Jr. reveals Extreme E racing intent
11.11.2019
Extreme E is delighted to announce that of one of motorsport’s most richly experienced and exciting drivers has declared his interest in returning to electric racing, with Nelson Piquet Jr. becoming the latest name to sign up to its Drivers’ Programme.P more >>
Extreme E confirms Desert location in Saudi Arabia
31.10.2019
  Caption: Extreme E Founder and CEO, Alejandro Agag, with His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki AlFaisal Al Saud, Chairman of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, at today's announcement of Extreme E's Desert location more >>
Extreme E’s ODYSSEY 21 embarks on intensive first week of testing
10.10.2019
Extreme E’s cutting-edge new electric SUV, ODYSSEY 21, is undergoing an intensive first week of off-road testing this week, with FIA World Rallycross front-runners Timmy and Kevin Hansen and TCR Scandanavia driver Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky behind the wheel.  more >>
Pará State Government backs Extreme E effort to preserve the Amazon
04.10.2019
The Government of Pará and a leading Brazilian conservation expert are both optimistic that Extreme E can play a key role in helping to preserve the Amazon as an important ecosystem for the planet when the all-new electric motorsport series visits the fire-ravaged Santarém region for the finale of its inaugural season. more >>
Extreme E Reveals Damaged Amazon Location
02.10.2019
Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing series, has today revealed that a damaged region in the Brazilian state of Pará will host the Amazon rainforest round when Season 1 gets underway in 2021.photo:Extreme E founde more >>
HWA Racelab presents new Extreme E car at Red Bull Ring
27.09.2019
HWA RACELAB is the first team in the new off-road racing series, Extreme E, to present the car to the public. The fully-electric, high-performance Odyssey 21 off-road car will be premiered as an exhibition car at the "Krone E-Mobility Play Days" this weekend. T more >>
Extreme E Joins United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Initiative
26.09.2019
Extreme E, the pioneering new electric off-road racing series, is proud to announce that it has joined the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework as part of its commitment to climate protection.The Sports for Climate Action init more >>
Extreme E welcomes LuisaViaRoma as Official Fashion Partner
20.09.2019
Extreme E, the new electric SUV off-road racing series, has announced today that LuisaViaRoma, the luxury Italian fashion retailer, is to become its Official Fashion Partner.Extreme E Founder & CEO Alejandro Agag and LuisaViaRoma Founder &a more >>
Extreme E announces Veloce Racing, spearheaded by Adrian Newey and Jean-Eric Vergne, as latest team entry
19.09.2019
Extreme E is proud to announce that Veloce Racing will join the pioneering electric off-road racing championship, with Adrian Newey, Jean-Éric Vergne and four young motorsport entrepreneurs at the helm. photo caption:  L-R Veloce Raci more >>
Prost-Senna rivalry reignited as Bruno Senna joins Extreme E Drivers’ Programme
16.09.2019
Extreme E, the innovative new electric off-road racing series, launched its Drivers’ Programme last week with a number of leading names in motorsport signing up and today, Bruno Senna joins the line-up. Senna, who has compete more >>
Extreme E reveals world-class Drivers’ Programme
12.09.2019
Extreme E, the electric SUV off-road racing series, has today launched its Drivers’ Programme, with a roster of world-class names expressing their interest in joining the revolutionary new championship. The first to commit include multiple FIA World more >>
Extreme E to partner with Paramax and Titan on Giant Screen / IMAX movie project
09.09.2019
Extreme E, Paramax Films, and Titan Cinema have today announced an exclusive partnership that will see the story of the groundbreaking, all-new electric SUV off-road racing championship reach the silver screen in its largest, most spectacular and immersive form; Giant Screen / IMAX. more >>
Extreme E announces broadcast deal with FOX Sports Asia
06.09.2019
Extreme E has signed a multi-year broadcast partnership with FOX Sports Asia which will see the pioneering electric SUV off-road racing series screened live across Southeast Asia, starting in February 2021.The championship, which unveiled Greenland as its first confirmed location last week, is set to revolutionise motorsport and entertainment with its E- more >>
Extreme E confirms Greenland as Arctic race stage
30.08.2019
Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing series, today revealed its first race location, confirming that Greenland will host the Arctic round of the championship when season one gets underway in 2021.L-R: Jess Svane, Greenland's Minister for more >>
Six-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier joins Extreme E
19.07.2019
Extreme E has today announced that legendary French rally driver, six-time World Champion Sébastien Ogier, will become an Official Ambassador of the cutting-edge off-road electric SUV racing series.  photo caption: Sébastien Ogier shakes more >>
HWA to reignite racing rivalries in Extreme E
12.07.2019
Multiple championship-winning motor racing outfit HWA AG is the latest team to join Extreme E for the all-new electric SUV off-road racing series’ inaugural 2021 campaign. The move will see one of the sport’s deep-running rivalries recommenc more >>
HWA Racelab sets sight on Extreme E
12.07.2019
HWA RACELAB is pursuing an extreme goal: The motorsport experts from Affalterbach have set their sights on competing in Extreme E, the racing series for fully-electric SUVs that is to be launched in 2021. This project sees HWA AG once again demonstrate its pioneering spirit, as Extreme E is a radical new sport and entertainment concept. The races take pl more >>
Extreme E announces ABT Sportsline entry
10.07.2019
Extreme E has today announced that ABT Sportsline, the world market leader for tuned Volkswagen Group automobiles and title-winning Formula E outfit, will compete in the radical electric SUV off-road racing series.  more >>
Extreme E launches new brand identity
01.07.2019
Extreme E, operating partner of Formula E, revealed an adventurous and impactful brand identity today as the ground-breaking motor racing championship continues to take shape.Unlike any other concept wh more >>
EXTREME E announces CBMM as founding supplier
20.06.2019
•    CBMM becomes the championship’s Official Niobium Technology Supplier, Official Chassis Technology Supplier•    Niobium tech to be utilised in the construction of Extreme E’s cutting-edge electric SUVs and aboard its unique floating paddock – RMS St. Helena more >>
EXTREME E to reveal prototype car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
19.06.2019
  Extreme E, the new sister series of Formula E, will reveal its hot-out-of-the-garage prototype electric SUV at Goodwood's Festival of Speed, with Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag and Chairman Gil de Ferran on hand for covers off.When: 1100 Friday 5 J more >>
Continental becomes Founding Partner in Extreme E off-road electric racing series
04.02.2019
•    Races to be staged worldwide•    Off-road races designed to boost awareness of challenges of the future•    Continental to supply high-technology tyres more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright