Nio 333 Formula E team to support environmental projects in China and Kenya

Two projects form part of the Chinese Formula E team's carbon offsetting goals.

Nio 333 Formula E team to support environmental projects in China and Kenya

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Nio 333 have chosen the Hebei Kangbao Wolongtushan Wind Project in China and the Kasigau Wildlife Corridor in Kenya as two projects to be supported by the Chinese-owned Formula E team's carbon offsetting programme.

The team was awarded FIA Three Star environmental accreditation, which recognises best practices in environmental awareness and sustainability, with contributions towards the two projects part of fulfilling obligations to offset unavoidable carbon emissions.

The Kasigau Corridor Project is a wildlife conservation initiative, the project protects more than 200,000 hectares of Acacia-Commiphora dryland forest. Rukinga is home to at least 50 species of large mammals, 20 species of bats and 300 species of birds, providing social programmes that impact more than 116,000 local people 

“In addition to competing in the world’s most competitive and environmentally conscious motorsport championship, we, as a team and as individuals, have actively undertaken social responsibility in our bases in the UK and China, whilst travelling and at our own homes," said Nio 333 team principal Alex Hui.

"We commit to continuing in our quest to be leaders in sustainable development and environmental awareness, using the platform of global motorsport to do so."