Corporate Responsibility Report 2013
Corporate Responsibility Report 2013
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Formula E: Green Optimization for fully-electric racing series

As of September 2013, DHL is the official logistics partner of the new FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E, which will kick off in September 2014, is the world's first racing series for single-seater cars powered exclusively by electricity. FIA Formula E is a high-speed motorsport event with an environmental sustainability mission. Series organizers plan to gather detailed environmental impact data from each race – all the way down to the audio/video equipment used along the racetrack – and use the data for ongoing optimization measures. The racing series will also enhance the visibility of e-mobility and promote its potential.

DHL will handle all logistics services for the FIA Formula E Championship, including the transport of race cars, spare parts and batteries to all ten race venues around the world, and has made eco-efficiency a number one priority for all technologies and processes involved. Rather than relying entirely on air freight, for example, DHL will handle transport to and from all race venues via ocean freight whenever possible. For situations in which air freight cannot be avoided, DHL has developed a technique for disassembling the cars so that several can be transported in a single container.

As official partner and logistics provider for the FIA Formula E Championship, DHL brings proven, comprehensive experience in the areas of motorsport and sustainable logistics – the ideal combination for the world’s most eco-friendly racing series.