Envision Racing and The Peninsula Shanghai Announce Partnership as Formula E Returns To China

Envision Racing is delighted to announce a special collaboration with The Peninsula Shanghai to mark the return of Formula E to China. 

The Peninsula Shanghai is the city’s leading premium hotel, with a dedication to a green, climate-friendly and environmentally conscious future that perfectly aligns with the principles that guide the racing team. 

Envision Racing, the current Formula E world champions, will race in Shanghai for the first-time this week, and the first time in China since 2019. Two rounds of Season 10 are due to take place at Shanghai’s International Race Circuit, on Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May. 

The Peninsula Shanghai’s branding will adorn the side of Envision Racing’s two racing cars throughout both races, serving as a prominent symbol of the partnership.  

The Team have been ever-present in Formula E since its inception and are the sport’s current reigning world champions, boasting an impressive track record of 50 podium finishes in 126 races. With drivers Sébastien Buemi and Robin Frijns in the car, hopes are high for a successful weekend in China. 

“We are delighted to forge this partnership with the Envision Racing Team, as we share a common ethos,” said Mr. Jisoo Chon, Managing Director of The Peninsula Shanghai.  

“Recognising that the enduring success of businesses hinges upon proactive engagement with environmental concerns, we firmly uphold the principles of harmonious coexistence between customer experience and sustainable development.  

“This close collaboration presents a unique opportunity for us to connect with a broader audience, reinforcing our brand’s values while raising awareness about the crucial imperative of environmental protection and green energy. Together, we strive to make meaningful contributions towards a brighter future.” 

Sylvain Filippi, Team Principal & CTO of Envision Racing, said: “It’s always a pleasure to align ourselves with other organisations that pride themselves on sustainability.  

“We are delighted to be back racing in China and thrilled to partner with The Peninsula Shanghai. We look forward to a productive week of sustainable initiatives.”

This week marks the return of Formula E to China after a five-year hiatus, and its debut in Shanghai. As the world’s first sport to be net-zero from its inception, Formula E is a leading example of a sustainable future for sport and automobiles, aligning perfectly with The Peninsula Hotel’s philosophy.  

The Peninsula Group is committed to achieving long-term sustainable development goals, focusing on three key core topics around diminishing natural resources such as energy, water and food, climate change, and growing social inequalities, all aimed at creating a shared healthy lifestyle and a green future.  

The Peninsula Shanghai looks forward to an electrifying race and to support Envision Racing in their pursuit of victory, while championing sustainability on and off the track. 


Envision Racing and Cartoon Network launch Roblox game to engage kids on climate issues


World Champion and net-zero racing team, Envision Racing, and Cartoon Network EMEA, Warner Bros. Discovery’s No. 1 animated series network, have announced a new partnership to engage children in the race against climate change on the popular gaming platform, Roblox, as part of the Cartoon Network Climate Champions campaign. 

Envision Racing – the greenest team on the grid of the world’s greenest motorsport championship – joins forces with Cartoon Network Game On!, an immersive experience on Roblox, to introduce the brand-new Climate E-Racers activation.   

A new addition to the Cartoon Networks Climate Champions initiative on Roblox, the experience will enable players to race each other in vehicles customised using e-waste they collect around the game, completing Climate Champions Challenges along the way.  

The game launches on Thursday 16 May, with a range of challenges and opportunities awaiting young players. 

Racing through different Cartoon Network worlds, players will receive support from their favourite Cartoon Network characters and utilise power-ups to speed their way to the finish line. Additionally, players can stock up on brand-new items for their avatars, featuring Cartoon Network and Envision Racing elements. 

Robin from Teen Titans Go!, decked out in racing gear, will welcome all racers and guide players as they embark on new Climate Champions e-waste challenges. Climate E- Racers is equipped with multiple elements needed to win a race:  

  • Car customisation – where players can customise their car with accessories and decals. 
  • Helmet section – where players can customize their helmets with unique branded stickers. 
  • Leaderboards – where the top 10 fastest weekly times for the race challenges will be showcased, along with a statue of the current fastest player, adding to the thrill and excitement of the race. 
  • Teleports – where two teleports will take players to either multiplayer or single-player races.

Throughout the Cartoon Network Island, hidden e-waste can be collected by users. Players will also earn e-waste tokens if they complete a race, which can be spent on the cosmetic upgrades for their vehicles. With an upgrade users can choose a beloved Cartoon Network character and invite them to be their co-driver.  Whether Raven from Teen Titans Go!, Gumball from The Amazing World of Gumball, Craig from Craig of the Creek, Panda from We Baby Bears, and Ivandoe from Prince Ivandoe, every fan can find their favourite.   

The activation offers more cosmetic upgrades that include modifications that use key items of e-waste, to represent how old electronics can be given a new life through recycling, as well as wacky wheels such as dustbin lids or doughnuts and different Cartoon Network-themed bumpers or spoilers. 

After setting up their cars for racing, players have the option of the Solo Race Challenge, where they must attempt to achieve the fastest time around three laps of the track while avoiding obstacles. Alternatively, they can participate in the Multiplayer Race, a competitive experience where up to five players race around the track for three laps, grabbing power-ups and using them against their opponents as they race through the worlds of their favourite Cartoon Network shows.  

Monika Oomen, VP of Brand, Communications, and Digital Content Strategy for Kids EMEA at Warner Bros. Discovery, expressed, “In our efforts to engage kids into climate action, the partnership with Envision is a vital addition to our Cartoon Networks Climate Champions campaign on Roblox, within CN GameON! Through gamification, we provide a fun and relevant activity that reaches children where they love spending time.  

Our strategic collaboration with Envision Racing allows us to inform, inspire, and empower kids about climate change, integrating learning about E-waste seamlessly into play and nurturing climate-friendly behaviour.” 

Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer at Envision Racing, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing together the worlds of Envision Racing and Cartoon Network on Roblox. Alongside competing at the highest levels of motorsport, Envision Racing exists to use the power of sport to inspire action to address climate change. As part of that, we are always looking to develop new and exciting propositions to engage young people in the creation of a sustainable future.  

“Climate E-Racers on Roblox is a perfect example of that. We look forward to delivering this innovative new experience with Cartoon Network and bringing Envision Racing to new audiences in the metaverse.” 

Cartoon Network Game On! allows players to engage in games where they can explore the virtual worlds of hit Cartoon Network series, and now with the brand-new Climate E-Racers,  will help to create awareness with kids of the global issue of electric waste through gamification.  

This comes as annual electronic waste production is on track to reach a staggering 75 million tonnes by 2030 and includes items such as mobile phones, laptops, MP3 players, plugs and batteries. 

As part of Envision Racing’s Race Against Climate Change programme, the team has long aimed to energise fans to help save the planet, with the growing problem of e-waste a recent focus. In 2023 the team unveiled the world’s first, fully driveable race car made entirely out of e-waste to highlight the growing worldwide problem. 

Cartoon Network’s Climate Champions initiative empowers and inspires young people to act and help the environment. Kids aged 6-12 can become Climate Champions by taking up daily challenges and making a world of difference together.  The collaboration with world champion racing team, Envision Racing, illustrates Cartoon Network’s efforts to educate young minds  

Cartoon Network further expands the Climate Champions initiative by integrating it into Cartoon Network Game On! Incorporating the e-waste Climate Challenges ensures that our message reaches kids during their playtime. 

So, buckle up as the Climate E-Racers launches on May 16! 


Where to watch the Berlin E-Prix!

See a complete list of where the Berlin E-Prix is being broadcast around the world this weekend…

Round 9 of Season 10 takes place on Saturday, with Round 10 taking place the following day.

Qualifying on both days begins at 10:20 local time (CEST), with the race taking place from 15:00 in the German capital.

Pan – Europe (excl. Germany, France & UK) Eurosport 2
Albania & Kosovo Eurosport 2
Austria ServusTV ServusTV
ServusOn ServusOn
Eurosport 2
Bosnia Eurosport 2
Bulgaria Eurosport 2
Croatia Eurosport 2
Czech Republic Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2
discovery + discovery +
Estonia Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2
discovery + discovery +
France La Chaine L’Equipe
L’ L’
Eurosport 2 (Delayed)
Germany DF1 DF1
ServusOn ServusOn
ServusTV Motorsport Magenta ServusTV Motorsport Magenta
Eurosport 2
discovery+ discovery+
Greece Eurosport 2
Hungary Eurosport 2
Iceland Eurosport 2
Israel Eurosport 2
Italy Italia Uno
Eurosport 2
Latvia Eurosport 2
Lithuania Eurosport 2
Luxembourg Eurosport 2
Monaco La Chaine L’Equipe
L’ L’
Eurosport 2 (Delayed)
Netherlands Ziggo Sports Racing  Ziggo Sports Racing
Ziggo Sports Go Ziggo Sports Go
Eurosport 2
discovery + discovery +
Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2
Eurosport Extra Eurosport Extra
Portugal DAZN 1 DAZN 5
Eurosport 2
Republic of Ireland TNT Sports 4 TNT Sports 4
discovery+ discovery+
Virgin Media More Virgin Media 2
Romania Eurosport 2
Russia Eurosport 2
Slovakia Eurosport 2
Slovenia Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2
discovery+ discovery+
Switzerland Eurosport 2
Ukraine Eurosport 2
UK TNT Sports 4 TNT Sports 4
discovery+ discovery+
Pan Eurasia Eurosport 2
North America
Roku Roku
TVA Sports (Delayed) TVA Sports
Pan South & Central America (Excl. Brazil)
Claro Video Claro Video
Claro Sports Claro Sports
Argentina Claro Sports Claro Sports
Claro Video Claro Video
Dsports Motor 614/1614 Dsports Motor 614/1614
Brazil Bandeirentes
Band Sports Band Sports
Band Play Band Play
Chile T13enVivo T13enVivo
13Go 13Go
Claro Sports Claro Sports
Claro Video Claro Video
Dsports Motor 614/1614 Dsports Motor 614/1614
Azteca Deportes Azteca Deportes
Claro Video Claro Video
Claro Sports Claro Sports
Fox Sports 3 Fox Sports 3
Panama Nex Panama Nex Panama
El Salvador Grupo Megavision 21 Grupo Megavision 21
MENA & SS Africa
Pan-Africa (Excl. Algeria, Eqypt, Libya, Morrocco, Tunisia – incl. South Africa) Supersport Variety 1 Supersport Golf
SuperSport SuperSport
South Africa ETV
Eurosport 2
SSC Extra 1 SSC 3 Extra
Pan – APAC (Excl. New Zealand)
Pan – South East Asia SpoTV 2 SpoTV 2 (Delayed)
Greater China (Incl. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) N/A Guangdong Sports (Delayed)
Sina Sina
BiliBili BiliBili
Kuaishou Kuaishou
Douyin Douyin
Yangshipin/CCTV Sports Yangshipin/CCTV Sports
Indian Subcontinent ST1
Pakistan A Sports A Sports
ARY Digital ARY Digital
Indonesia iNews iNews
MNC Vision + MNC Vision +
SpoTV 2 SpoTV 2 (Delayed)
Japan J Sports 2 J Sports 2
J Sports Digital J Sports Digital
Singapore SpoTV 2 SpoTV 2 (Delayed)
South Korea SpoTV 2 SpoTV 2 (Delayed)
Australia Stan Sport Stan Sport
New Zealand Sky Sports 5 Sky Sports 5
Sky Sports Go Sky Sports Go


Formula E launch Gen3 Evo race car for Season 11

Formula E and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) have revealed the next generation of race car, the new all-electric GEN3 Evo, capable of 0-60mph in 1.82s.

Leveraging a roster of innovative technical upgrades, the GEN3 Evo unveiled at H.S.H Prince Albert II’s Private Car Collection will debut in Season 11 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship where some of the world’s greatest manufacturers and drivers race wheel-to-wheel in iconic locations around the globe.

Developed by specialists from Formula E and the FIA, the latest GEN3 Evo edition marks a significant leap in electric racing technology, with acceleration 0-60mph 30% faster than a current F1 car, and 36% faster than the GEN3 car.

Capable of accelerating nearly a full second faster than its predecessor – the GEN3 – that was the world’s first race car designed for street racing, it sets an even higher standard in performance, sustainability, and efficiency. The GEN3 Evo serves as a formidable ambassador for the future of motorsport, embodying cutting-edge advancements and a commitment to environmental responsibility.

Key technical enhancements for the new GEN3 Evo race car include:

  • The quickest accelerating FIA single-seater race car – Capable of 0-60mph in 1.82 seconds (0-100kph in 1.86s), 30% faster than a current F1 car.
  • Faster, stronger, more agile – Performance upgrades providing an estimated 2% performance gain from GEN3, equating to a c.2 secs faster qualifying lap on the Monaco circuit, offering world-class racing on any track.
  • Leaner and meaner – An aggressive new body kit designed to be stronger, more robust and more aerodynamic, delivering closer wheel-to-wheel racing.
  • All-wheel drive (AWD) –A first for a Formula E car, available during qualifying duels, race starts, and ATTACK MODE. This feature maximizes acceleration and control, elevating the thrill of critical race moments and intensifying driver rivalries. AWD enhances both performance and strategy, providing more exciting racing for drivers and fans alike.
  • Better grip – Optimised all-weather Hankook iON tires providing 5-10% more grip, made from 35% recycled and sustainable materials (+9% vs GEN3 spec).

These new additions are specifically designed for faster and closer racing between drivers, giving fans even more on track action and building on the world-leading specification of the GEN3 car, including:

  • The fastest Formula E car: Top speed of 200mph
  • Regenerative braking: Cars optimise the 600kw regenerative braking capacity to generate nearly 50% of the energy needed for a race, during the race itself.
  • Enhanced performance by software: Race performance upgrades made through software engineering.
  • Most efficient formula car ever: An electric motor with over 90% efficiency, significantly surpassing the 40% efficiency typical of internal combustion engines.
  • Minimising production footprint: The world’s first net zero carbon race car in the world’s first net zero carbon sport.
  • Sustainable battery development: Suppliers of battery cell minerals selected on ethical and sustainable mining standards to ensure a positive or neutral impact on people and the planet.
  • Lifecycle thinking: Life cycle thinking throughout the car’s construction; second life and recycling for battery cells; recycled carbon fibre and natural materials such as linen integrated into the chassis.
  • Conscientious supply chain: All suppliers held to strict sustainability KPIs, achieving FIA 3* Environmental Accreditation certification by Season 9.
  • Race-to-road transfer: Specific road-relevant areas of the car are opened for development by teams and manufacturers, designed for direct tech transfer to automotive industry.
  • Ultra-fast charging capability: A new technological development still in development, designed to allow a 30sec 600kw high-speed charge for additional energy mid-race.

As part of the technical roadmap of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, all powertrains will be newly homologated for Season 11, allowing manufacturers and their customer teams to implement key learnings and optimisations from GEN3 into their new cars.

Jeff Dodds, Chief Executive Officer, Formula E said: “The GEN3 Evo heralds a ground-breaking chapter in the evolution of Formula E, embodying our dedication to innovation and high performance achieved sustainably.

“Featuring unprecedented acceleration and an advanced aerodynamic design, the car that I had the honour of unveiling in Monaco is set to intensify the thrill of our racing, captivating our drivers and fans around the world with truly superior capabilities and performance.”


Gallery: The 10 best photos from Misano

It was not the best of weeks for the team in Misano, but our photographer was still at the top of his game with some of the photos he captured…

See his 10 favourite below!


Blog: How fast-charging, long range electric vehicles will become standard by 2027

In 2027, electric cars charging in 10 mins to reach 700km will be the norm

Electric cars with a range of 700km and charging time of ten minutes will be the norm in just two to three years. This prediction was one of many fascinating insights into the future of electric vehicle (EV) battery technology provided by Shoichi Matsumoto, CEO of leading EV battery manufacturer AESC, in a discussion with Professor Kei Saito of Kyoto University, at Envision Racing’s Race Against Climate Change™ event in Japan.

Envision Racing’s pioneering Race Against Climate Change™ programme aims to inspire and empower fans and the wider public to take climate action. Through Formula E’s platform, Envision Racing exists to make electric mobility and renewable energy a global reality.

Battery technology is progressing so quickly that range anxiety or concerns about EV charging times are set to become things of the past, Matsumoto explained during the discussion, which was entitled Charged for Change: The Future of Electric Vehicle Battery Technology. Held on 29 March, the eve of the first-ever Tokyo E-Prix, it took place at the Miraikan, Japan’s National Museum of Future Design and Innovation, Tokyo.

Battery Circularity

The CEO also revealed that recycled batteries are in the pipeline. When Professor Seito pointed out that there are currently great difficulties around recycling the different precious metals within batteries, Matsumoto explained how this obstacle is being overcome.

“In batteries, there’s not just lithium but also nickel and cobalt,” he said.

“These are valuable materials that we need to recover. The technology that can recover them has already been established but the cost is high. Also, if you try to extract each metal individually, it’s a lot of work. But instead of extracting them individually, we have the technology to refine lithium, nickel, and cobalt in a mixed state.”

An electrical conductor, anode material is essential for all battery manufacture, so this recycled liquid can be used to make more batteries. Technically, these recycled batteries have been proven to be just as good as those made from virgin materials. As things stand, the technology is still being refined, but Matsumoto believes large volumes of recycled batteries should come onto the market between 2030 and 2035 – bringing the EV sector one step closer to circularity.

Consumer demand

In terms of the mass adoption of EVs, the CEO had unique insights into trends around the world. When it comes to US customers, he said, “We have to ascertain whether or not they will be demanding EVs going forward. We are not sure what the political direction is going to be because of the upcoming presidential election.

“Meanwhile, in Europe, the customer mindset is that they’re sensitive to environmental issues and there is a large shift towards EVs.”

He added: “I think that trend will continue but there are very competitive EVs coming from China. There’s a concern that they will dominate the market and Europe will have to respond to that.”

Between 2035 and 2040, Matsumoto foresees that the performance and pricing of EVs will be the same as those of combustion engine cars.

In his opinion, this will be when EVs will win out because they will be overwhelmingly cheaper to run.


Blog: Professor Ed Hawkins Calls for Urgency for EV Battery Development in Race Against Climate Change

Professor Ed Hawkins made the case for why we need urgent momentum on EV battery development in a pre-recorded speech at Envision Racing’s latest Race Against Climate Change event in Tokyo.

The Race Against Climate Change™ programme aims to inspire and empower fans and the wider public to take climate action. Through a series of thought-provoking events to provide insight and drive actionon addressing the climate emergency, Envision Racing exists to make electric mobility and renewable energy a global reality.

At the most recent Race Against Climate Change™ event in Tokyo, Professor Ed Hawkins made the case for why we need urgent momentum on EV battery development in a pre-recorded speech.

Professor Ed Hawkins is an ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ report lead author and the inventor of the iconic global warming stripes, which feature on Envision Racing’s latest racing car and graphically illustrate how our world is overheating. The stripes represent the historical temperature changes of countries across the world in 150 years since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

First created in 2018, the stripes aim to visually highlight the alarming trend of global warming in one striking image as the stripes turn from blue to red and get drastically darker over the last 50 years.

After highlighting that 2023 was the hottest year on record, Professor Hawkins went on to talk about the Envision Racing partnership.

“The collaboration with Envision Racing was launched at COP28 last year,” he said. “It’s fantastic to see the warming stripes on the Season 10 race car – going around the track and spreading that important message every time.

“Sport has the potential to reach millions of people… It’s such a powerful vehicle for bringing people together to talk about climate change, the risks we face and the responses we need to choose between over the coming decades.”

Professor Hawkins ended with stirring words that echo through everything we do at Envision Racing: “Because we are causing the planet to warm through burning fossil fuels, it’s our choices that will determine what happens next. We can choose to reduce emissions, stabilise the rise in global temperatures and minimise the impacts in the future.

“That is down to us, as individuals and as a society. We can make those decisions. We have the technology…We know the solutions. We just need the will to act…I would encourage you all to go out there and show your stripes.”


Envision Racing announce update on driver line-up for Berlin E-Prix weekend

Due to a calendar clash between the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, Envision Racing are announcing changes to our driver line-up for Rounds 9 & 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Berlin next month. 

 The clash that rules out Sebastien Buemi and Robin Frijns from competing in Formula E primarily affects Round 9 of the championship. Disappointingly, FIA regulations prevent them from driving on Sunday, as the two races are considered part of the same event. After completing their WEC duties on Saturday, both drivers will be on-site in the German capital on Sunday to support the team. 

 Looking ahead to Berlin, the team is pleased to be able to confirm that Joel Eriksson and Paul Aron will step into the cars for both races and are excited to see them take on the opportunity.  

 “This is a very unusual situation for us as a team, and we are obviously frustrated that the calendar clash could not be resolved by the FIA and FEO,” said Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and CTO at Envision Racing. 

“However, we have to make the best of the situation, and I believe with both Joel and Paul we have two very exciting and competitive drivers.” 

Eriksson, 25, is the current Jaguar TCS Racing Test, Simulator and Reserve Driver, has been kindly released by Jaguar and will race for the team during the Berlin weekend.  

The Swede, who tested with Envision back in 2018, has already competed in eight Formula E races to date – and is very familiar with both the GEN3 specifications and the Jaguar powertrain. 

Aron, 20, is considered one of the most exciting young prospects in single-seater racing and sits second in the current Formula 2 standings for the season. 

The Estonian driver has already amassed three podium finishes in his first full F2 campaign this year, rapidly marking himself out as one to watch for the future.  

Aron will embark on an intensive simulator programme with the team to get him as best prepared as possible for Berlin. The team has also decided to give Aron the opportunity to drive in the rookie session in Misano this week, meaning Jack Aitken will not participate in the session. The team extends its thanks to Jack for his understanding.  

“It’s a great opportunity to race for Envision Racing in Berlin. I’m very much looking forward to experiencing Formula E for the first time and working with the team,” said Aron. 

“We’ll be working hard up until the race to prepare for the event, starting with the rookie session this week in Misano.” 

Eriksson said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to be racing in Formula E again, this time with Envision Racing,

“After taking part in my first ever Formula E test with Envision, it’s great to be racing for them in Berlin, and we’ll be working hard together to have a successful weekend.” 

With an exciting blend of Formula E experience and youthful talent now in place for Berlin, the whole team will aim to create the best possible environment in order for them to have a productive weekend. 

In the meantime, full focus will be on scoring the best results at the upcoming race weekends in Misano and Monaco. 

Envision Racing are the reigning Teams World Champions in Formula E, having amassed more podium finishes than any other team in Formula E history. 


Pulsar Helium featured as part of Reuters’ new Global Health Campaign

A recently-filmed documentary from Envision Racing official partner Pulsar Helium Inc. has been featured by Reuters.

The content – which was produced by Acumen Media and covers the Pulsar team during the drilling of the Jetstream #1 appraisal well at the Topaz helium project (USA, MN)  – has been created as part of the Reuters Plus ‘Global Health Campaign’ initiative.

Click here to watch the full documentary.

Helium production is limited to only a handful of sources located around the globe, with the supply in the United States in decline and Europe reliant on foreign supply.

Pulsar, whose assets are in the USA and Greenland, is the first private helium exploration company to work directly with the Reuters news network to highlight the critical importance of ‘safe jurisdiction’ domestically sourced primary helium.

Helium is critically listed in Canada & the EU and is essential for the technology of today and into the future.

Almost all electronic devices require helium during manufacture, key lifesaving medical services including MRI scanners and breathing gasses also rely on a steady and reliable source of helium.

Since the documentary was filmed, Pulsar has identified helium contents of up to 13.8% at Topaz, making it one of the highest-grade discoveries in history. Pulsar is now furthering operations at Topaz, with the intention of realizing Topaz’s potential for production.

Pulsar partnered with Envision Racing in 2023. Since then, the team has gone on to become Teams’ World Champions in Formula E – winning four races in Season 9 alone.

The next race of the season is due to take place in Misano, Italy, on March 13-14.


Circularity and climate change on the agenda as latest Race Against Climate Change event takes place in Tokyo

On the eve of the first-ever Tokyo E-Prix, major figures from across some of Japan’s biggest industries joined Envision Racing’s latest live Race Against Climate Change event to discuss the key challenges of the moment.

The event, hosted at the Miraikan – Japan’s National Museum of Future Design and Innovation – saw senior figures from companies including AESC, Teijin, Fuijitsu and PwC meet to discuss the leading themes and problems of the day; including battery technology, the importance of circularity, and global warming.

Hundreds of guests poured into the impressive venue to listen to the speakers discuss how businesses can continue to drive innovation through sustainable practices, especially in the areas of battery technology.

Professor Ed Hawkins, who has partnered with Envision Racing this season on his world-renowned Warming Stripes, delivered a pre-recorded keynote speech – in which he discussed the impact global warming has had on the environment, including in Tokyo, and discussing ways people can unite to make a real difference.

The event, which had both Japanese and English-language elements, was presented by television host and Formula E presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, who highlighted the spirit of innovation and generosity that characterises the Japanese way and pointed to how that could be applied to finding real solutions to the sustainable challenges many industries face.

Other speakers included Akimoto Uchikawa, CEO of Teijin, Shunsuke Onishi, Corporate Executive Officer SEVP of Fujitsu, Yuki Isogai, Partner at PwC, and Jonghun Oh, Chief Strategy Officer at TES.

Professor Kei Saito of Kyoto University, a leading expert on innovative solutions, also took part in a fireside chat with Shoichi Matsumoto, CEO of AESC.

The two-hour conference was the first RACC: Live event to be hosted in Japan, as the reigning Formula E world champions Envision Racing prepare to race in the country for the first time.

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During Friday’s first on-track session, Envision driver Robin Frijns topped the timing charts, raising optimism about a strong performance during Saturday’s sold-out race.

Friday’s RACC event was hosted in conjunction with team partners Teijin.

Fitting with the event’s theme of circularity, the team’s award-winning ‘Recover E’ car was on display. The car, made entirely from discarded e-waste, serves as a reminder of the importance of finding new uses for materials rather than simply throwing them away.