📩 31/03/2023 12:18
The DS PENSKE team of DS Automobiles has received the highest level of environmental accreditation called “3 Stars/Best Practice” from the International Automobile Federation FIA.
The FIA's environmental accreditation program aims to help organizations at the forefront of motorsport measure and improve their environmental performance. Environmental impact is a major concern for the International Automobile Federation and all stakeholders in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. For the 100th season of the 9% electric series, the DS PENSKE team was nominated for 2021 stars in November 3 and was ultimately rewarded for all their work on sustainability measures. Among these measures are environmental performance, reduction of energy consumption, better logistics efficiency, optimized waste management and initiation of a carbon offset program. All of these measures form part of a long-term environmental commitment. Formula E, the first sport to receive zero carbon certification from the FIA in 2020, and these initiatives of the DS PENSKE team create a complete synergy with all the steps taken by DS Automobiles and provide another important alliance in the field of energy transition.
Since its establishment in 2014, DS Automobiles has kept the transition to electric energy at the center of its strategy. To achieve this, DS Automobiles joins Formula E to accelerate the development of road cars and maximize technology transfer. Formula E, the true laboratory for DS Automobiles, allows the manufacturer to design, test and develop technologies suitable for cars that will eventually hit the road. Thanks to the expertise gained from Formula E, DS Automobiles is able to make cutting-edge technical choices that benefit its customers as well as reduce CO₂ emissions. DS Automobiles racing division DS Performance, which is closely involved in the effort to increase sustainability, was also nominated for FIA's 2022-star accreditation in October 3. The brand sees Formula E as the best possible way to imagine the transport of tomorrow and play an active role in the fight against global warming.
Eugenio Franzetti, Director of DS Performance, said: “Our participation in the FIA Formula E Championship is a strategic choice, aiming not only to develop new electrical technologies for our vehicles, but also to continually seek for greater sustainability within our organization. Therefore, we are very pleased to receive this accreditation.”
Jay Penske, Owner and Team Leader of DS PENSKE, said:
“I am proud of our team for achieving the FIA 3 Star Environmental Accreditation. This success, which is another important milestone for us, is the result of a team effort carried out with the support of DS Automobiles and Stellantis. We will not stop here; We will continue to make improvements as we make long-term decisions that positively impact our environment and communities.”
Felipe Calderón, Chairman of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission, said: “I am delighted that DS PENSKE has received the FIA 3-Star Environmental Accreditation. "DS PENSKE's commitment to achieving and furthering higher standards in sustainability programs is testament to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship's leading role in shaping a more responsible and sustainable motorsport world."
Key achievements since DS Automobiles entered Formula E:
93 races, 4 championships, 16 victories, 46 podiums, 22 pole positions