Organizers of the FIA Formula E Championship have entered a joint partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Formula E said by entering this partnership, they are showing their support for the environmental actions led by the Foundation and helping to raise funds for future projects.
The Foundation, created by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006, is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development. The Foundation’s efforts focus on three main sectors: climate change and clean energies, biodiversity, and integrated and sustainable water management.
Beginning this September in Beijing, Formula E is the FIA’s global motorsport championship featuring fully-electric open-wheel cars racing around 10 of the world’s leading cities including London, Miami and Monaco.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation joins previously announced ONE DROP as one of the official Formula E founding charity partner, said the championship’s organizing committee.
During each race weekend, Formula E said it will be hosting activities to help raise funds to be distributed between each official charity, along with projects across the country and other schemes in the local area.
“Formula E is a perfect illustration of what can be achieved in terms of clean mobility with electric vehicles,” said HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. “The move towards a low-carbon economy is one of the key challenges of this century on which global climate change and the level of adverse consequences for the planet’s population will greatly depend. The development of a series of spectacular and exciting races will certainly be a key factor for raising awareness of these crucial issues and we are both pleased and proud that the organizers, recognizing the action implemented by my Foundation, have chosen to make it part of their commitment.”
Formula E is scheduled to race around the streets of the Principality on May 9, 2015, and will be Round 8 of the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship. Routes for the race are currently being finalized but as with all Formula E events, it will take place through the city streets, incorporating the historic Monaco harbor backdrop.