• The world championship will be decided by the races on Saturday and Sunday
  • DHL and Formula E partnered this week in an environmental initiative to clean up the trash along the banks of Flushing Bay
  • Winner of a DHL fan competition will capture the excitement of the season finale as a fan reporter 

New York City/Bonn - ABB FIA Formula E will be celebrating the 2018-19 season finale in New York City on July 13 and 14, with two races at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal that will determine the championship winner. As a founding and global logistics partner, DHL has handled the entire logistics process for these races as well as the entire season. Because both DHL and Formula E have strong environmental mandates, the two partners teamed up earlier this week to collect plastic waste along the banks of Flushing Bay in Queens. The collected trash will be transformed into an art object that will be donated to the public at a later date. 

As the fifth season of the Formula E draws to a close, the excitement level will remain high right to the end because in purely mathematical terms, eight drivers still have a chance to clinch the championship title in New York. DHL handled the transportation of all the equipment to the city circuit at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, including the racing cars and batteries as well as marketing, technical and hospitality equipment. The setting up of the Brooklyn street circuit is already in full swing. “In motorsports, Formula E represents a combination of innovation and technological progress with the goal of delivering top performance – just as we at DHL do in logistics,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. “We are proud of our contribution to ensuring that Formula E, even in its fifth season, continues to provide top-notch excitement and entertainment right up until the last weekend.”

Environmental protection initiative took place at Flushing Bay Promenade

Ahead of the races this weekend, DHL and Formula E launched an environmental protection initiative as employees from both organizations collected plastic waste on the banks of the Flushing Bay in Queens. DHL and Formula E partnered with Riverkeeper, a local group with is dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and helping protect the drinking water supply for 9 million New Yorkers, and Guardians of Flushing Bay, a coalition of human-powered boaters, environmental enthusiasts and community members who advocate for a clean and healthy Flushing Bay. About 600 pounds of trash was picked up including shopping carts and tires. A New York artist will use the collected waste to create an art object that creatively represents DHL’s commitment to contributing to a sustainable future. The work of art will be presented to the public at a later date.

“I’m very proud of our employees, who have shown great commitment in volunteering to help clear the rivers and waterway surrounding New York City. This is a way for us to give something back to the people of this city, which has hosted Formula E since 2017,” John Pearson added.  “Moreover, the initiative is not only intended to emphasize the high sustainability factor of Formula E, it is also an example of our aspiration to be a pioneer in the area of green logistics.”

Also as part of the activities for the season finale this weekend, the winner of a DHL fan competition “Fifty Moments that Delivered” which commemorates DHL’s 50th anniversary this year will be joining race spectators in Brooklyn. . The winner, a fan from Australia, will capture all the excitement as a fan reporter, sharing his impressions live from the track via DHL’s social media channels.

Deutsche Post DHL Group has for many years been taking on responsibility for environmental and climate protection with its Group-wide environmental protection program GoGreen. This also includes the voluntary commitment of employees around the world, who are actively involved in local initiatives, for instance, as part of Global Volunteer Day. With Mission 2050, Deutsche Post DHL Group has also set itself the goal of reducing logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050. Electric mobility plays a key role in this strategy.