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COP26 Focuses on EV Revolution With Envision Virgin Racing

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Envision Virgin Racing sign up to support COP26 and the move to electric cars.

Georgina Wilson-Powell

Mon 18 Jan 2021

The world's only carbon neutral Formula E racing team, Envision Virgin Racing, have been announced as official partner of COP26 - last year's postponed Climate Conference which will now be held in Glasgow, from 1-12 November 2021.

As part of the partnership, the electric racing team (owned by world leading greentech company Envision Group) want to help make EV (Electric Vehicles) the mainstream choice for consumers, ahead of the elimnination of petrol and diesel cars in 2030.

close up of formula e racing car

COP26 will take place in Glasgow from 1 Nov 2021

To aid this transition and help inspire positive climate action around the world, Envision Virgin Racing will be partnering with COP26’s Together for Our Planet campaign on several key initiatives across the year under the race team’s ‘Race Against Climate Change’ sustainability programme.

These include a series of digital events in the run up to COP26, a children’s competition to design an environmentally inspired race suit to be worn by the team’s drivers, plus activities at the Formula E race locations around the world.

Blue Formula E racing car

Envision Virgin Racing want to accelerate the move to mainstream electric cars

Alok Sharma, COP26 President Designate, said: “I am delighted Envision Virgin Racing are taking the Together for Our Planet campaign 'on tour’ and inspiring people around the world to take urgent climate action ahead of COP26.

“We know that electric vehicles are greener, cleaner, and better for the planet. To meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need to clean up the air we breathe by doubling the pace of transition to zero emission vehicles.”

Envision Virgin Racing’s Managing Director Sylvain Filippi commented: “Envision Virgin Racing, Formula E and the UK Government are all at the forefront of the EV revolution, especially with so many personnel, vehicles and infrastructure based and built right here in the UK.

As such, we are honoured to be joining forces with what is the most important climate event of the year and playing a pivotal role in encouraging motorists to make the switch and, more importantly, tackle climate change before it is too late.

“Through the exciting platform of motorsport, we’re able to showcase the true potential of electric vehicles as we compete in cities across the globe, developing innovative technology that will filter from the track to the road and accelerating the adoption of EVs.”

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