All-electric racing car tackles Arctic ice cap

The world’s first fully-electric racing series has broken new ground again by tackling the Arctic ice cap to raise awareness about global warming. FIA Formula E said winner Lucas di […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The world’s first fully-electric racing series has broken new ground again by tackling the Arctic ice cap to raise awareness about global warming.

FIA Formula E said winner Lucas di Grassi drove the zero-emission race car in the north of Greenland to attract attention to the amount of sea ice breaking away from the Arctic, which has reached historic new levels.

Earlier this year scientists revealed June shattered records of being the hottest month globally.

 

Mr di Grassi said: “It was such a beautiful, peaceful place. To come here and see how huge the ice cap is and how the effect of global warming is changing it, melting it, gives me a completely different understanding of what we are doing with Formula E and the importance of driving electric cars.”

The event was assisted by the Greenland Government and its desire to raise awareness of a need for action on climate change.

ELN covered the second season of the Formula E finale in London earlier this year.