Fast, clean and green – DHL signs fresh deal with Formula E

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DHL has renewed its contract with electric car race organisers, Formula E and DHL, with a multi-year partnership.

With 40 years of international motorsport experience, DHL is Formula E’s official founding partner helping to set up the inaugural race in Beijing in 2014. Since then, DHL has supported Formula E through the milestone 100th race which concluded last season in Seoul, South Korea, and was also the 26th world city to host a Formula E race.

The Gen3 era for Formula E began on 14 January with the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix. The race will see the competitive debut of the fastest, lightest, most powerful, and efficient electric racing car ever built. Season 9 features 16 races in 11 cities including first-time visits to Hyderabad, Cape Town, São Paulo, and Portland, Oregon.

Using biofuels for all road and sea freight, DHL will travel over 89,000 kilometers for the upcoming season, moving approximately 415 tons of valuable freight per race, including cars, batteries, charging units, broadcast equipment and marketing and hospitality equipment.

Chief commercial officer at Formula E, Matt Scammell, said: “DHL helped bring Formula E to life and has been a valued partner ever since. We are delighted the relationship will continue as together we embark on the Gen3 era where we are racing at the very limit of innovation, pushing the boundaries of development in technology and defining the future of motorsport.

“DHL plays a critical function in the delivery of every race event around the world, pioneering cutting edge solutions in efficiency and sustainability, making them a perfect fit for the championship and our mission.”

Deutsche Post DHL Group head of global brand marketing, Arjan Sissing, added: “Formula E is not just a sport, but also a vision of the future we can all be a part of. We share that same vision of a greener future and are proud to be a founding and logistics partner of Formula E since its inception. Our years of partnership has been thrilling so far, working together to promote sustainability around the world. We look forward to continuing the green journey together.”

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