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Championing Sustainability in Motorsport with Alejandro Agag- Part 1

Season 3, Ep. 21

In 2022, more than 122,000 electric cars are being sold worldwide every week. They have become so common that they rarely get our attention when we come across them. 


While this may seem like enough, we still have a long way to go. There is still a lot that remains to be done and improved to successfully tackle climate change. One of the areas that have seen great improvements in regard to environmental sustainability in the last decade is motorsport. The introduction of electric vehicles in motorsport has shone more light on sustainability and created an avenue for many more eco-friendly innovations.


In this episode, the first part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Alejandro Agag, co-founder, and CEO of Formula E Holdings Ltd. He is also the CEO of Extreme E, Chairman of Formula E, and Chairman of E1 Series. Today he’ll help us understand the vital role that motorsport is playing in promoting sustainability. Additionally, he’ll share with us the motivation behind creating the different electric racing competitions.


Some Questions I Ask:

  • How long did it take for Formula E to be a good business? (04:53)
  • What are the different series you’ve created and how are they different? (11:06)
  • Why are Formula E races held in cities and not on race tracks? (15:13)
  • What’s the biggest challenge you face while constructing a race track in a city? (14:14)
  • Have you ever engaged Tesla about joining Formula E? (22:17)


What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The motivation behind starting Formula E (03:25)
  • How motorsport can help sustainability (05:53)
  • How the idea of Formula E started off (09:39)
  • What it took to get major car manufacturers on board (19:07)
  • The importance of gender diversity in Formula E (20:06)


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