Electric Racing - A breath of fresh air for motorsport

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


F1.02, Wheatley Campus


 Speaker: Lord Paul Drayson PhD, FREng, CEO Drayson Racing Technologies

Chair: Professor Allan Hutchinson

The growth in vehicle ownership in global mega cities and the consequent rise in air pollution has led to significant health concerns and political pressure to accelerate the adoption of clean, sustainable urban transport. Motor sport competition has long been recognised as being effective in spurring technological innovation in automotive technologies, but its impact to date in the environment realm has been limited. The launch of global electric vehicle championship by the FIA represents a turning point in the role of motor racing to promote and develop environmentally sustainable transport. This presentation will analyse the background and likely impacts of these developments.

Refreshments will be provided.