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DHL delivers the future of motorsports to Beijing

Spark-Renault SRT_01E race car

Formula E, in cooperation with DHL and its other partners, yesterday announced the Beijing ePrix, the world’s first fully electric racing event.

DHL, Official Logistics Partner and a Founding Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship, also delivered the Spark-Renault SRT_01E race car which was introduced to the Chinese public for the first time during the inauguration event at the Pangu hotel in Beijing. The logistics company transported the racer from the UK to the Chinese capital and will also deliver cars and further racing equipment to the inaugural Beijing ePrix on September 13.

“We’re proud to support Formula E on their way to form a new exciting motorsport and forge the path to more sustainable transport solutions”, said Wu Dongming, Managing Director of DHL-Sinotrans and Executive Vice President of DHL Express Asia Pacific, at the event. “In its more than three thousand year history, Beijing has been the origin of much educational, cultural and technological advancement. Which other city would be better suited to the launch of a new era of motorsport?”

As well as Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, the event was attended by YU Zaiqing, Former Deputy Director of the Ministry of Sports, Vice President of IOC and President of FASC, LI Yingchuan from the Beijing Sports Bureau, CHENG Lianyuan, General Secretary of CHAO YANG District, Steve Lu, Team Principal of the China Racing Formula E Team and members of the press.

DHL is the first international logistics provider to set itself a measureable carbon efficiency target. It is the Group’s goal to increase its carbon efficiency by 30 percent by 2020 through various initiatives, including more efficient aircraft, use of sustainable fuels and alternative vehicles such as hybrid cars. For the transportation of the Formula E racers, DHL’s specialist motorsports team works with the Championship organizers to employ efficient transport modes as well as carbon measurement and offsetting tools. The team has over 30 years of experience in motor sports logistics.

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