Formula E V A Cheetah
(Video courtesy of FIA Formula E)
The FIA Formula E championship teamed up with conservation experts, Animal Issues Matter, Cheetah Outreach and the Endangered Animal Trust for a very special video ahead of this weekend’s 2017/2018 season opening Hong Kong ePrix.
With just 7,000 cheetahs left in the wild, Formula E wanted to help raise awareness about the endangered species.
Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented by saying:
We knew the similarities in performance between the Formula E car and a cheetah, so we were curious to see the outcome. But, what’s even more important is to determine the outcome for the future for not only us, but the cheetah and other animals we share our planet with. We only have one planet and we must address the issues we currently face from the source and electric cars can play a key role in reducing C02 emissions worldwide. It was a close race… I won’t spoil it and give away the end result. You’ll have to watch the video to see that!
Formula E driver Jean Eric Vergne commented by saying:
Both the TECHEETAH Formula-E Team and I want to be part of raising awareness for the wider impact that climate change has on our planet. We do it mostly by showcasing and developing our electric cars across the world throughout the Formula E season, but we wanted to do more outside of the race track. There are only around 7,000 cheetahs still living in the wild and we have a strong desire to raise awareness for the main threats they face, such as illegal trade of cubs for pets, loss of prey due to habitat loss and fragmentation aggravated by climate change. I’m really proud to have participated in this film and stay tuned for some exciting news to come following the documentary.