Extreme-e electric off road championship

Extreme-e electric off road championship

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SydneyBridge

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5,677 posts

122 months

Saturday 20th March
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Looking forward to this

https://www.extreme-e.com/

Teams led by Lewis, Nico Rosberg, Jenson (who is driving) and others

Has the potential to be excellent

Kawasicki

9,007 posts

199 months

Saturday 20th March
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Not very environmetally friendly, though, is it?


Sixpackpert

4,197 posts

178 months

Saturday 20th March
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Kawasicki said:
Not very environmetally friendly, though, is it?
Exactly.

rscott

11,718 posts

155 months

Saturday 20th March
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Sixpackpert said:
Kawasicki said:
Not very environmetally friendly, though, is it?
Exactly.
Net zero carbon footprint, no air freighting involved (they've got a single ship everything travels on) - https://www.extreme-e.com/en/sustainability

DanielSan

16,055 posts

131 months

Sunday 21st March
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rscott said:
Net zero carbon footprint, no air freighting involved (they've got a single ship everything travels on) - https://www.extreme-e.com/en/sustainability
Does net zero include the production and life cycle of the
cars/batteries etc? At the moment they're saying they're only aiming for net zero, not actually achieving it.

It looks an interesting and possibly entertaining series but motorsport will never be an environmentally friendly undertaking.

rscott

11,718 posts

155 months

Sunday 21st March
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DanielSan said:
rscott said:
Net zero carbon footprint, no air freighting involved (they've got a single ship everything travels on) - https://www.extreme-e.com/en/sustainability
Does net zero include the production and life cycle of the
cars/batteries etc? At the moment they're saying they're only aiming for net zero, not actually achieving it.

It looks an interesting and possibly entertaining series but motorsport will never be an environmentally friendly undertaking.
I guess they can't guarantee to be net zero until the first season is completed - I'd think there are too many unknowns to be able to commit to that ahead of time.
They do mention a lifecycle analysis, so presumably that will take into account car/battery manufacturing and the production of the hydrogen being used to charge the cars.

Interesting to see the environmental footprint of the spectators - 20 -50% of the total for an event.

Kawasicki

9,007 posts

199 months

Sunday 21st March
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A carbon neutral sport must also neutralise the carbon emmisions of every spectator. That means the emmisions incurred from every view, every download, etc.

The most environmentally friendly sport is a non-existent one.

DanielSan

16,055 posts

131 months

Sunday 21st March
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One good thing for the UK, the BBC, Sky and BT Sports are showing coverage. And they've driven Jenson Button's car on the new series of Top Gear.

rscott

11,718 posts

155 months

Sunday 21st March
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Kawasicki said:
A carbon neutral sport must also neutralise the carbon emmisions of every spectator. That means the emmisions incurred from every view, every download, etc.

The most environmentally friendly sport is a non-existent one.
Give it 9 years and you'll be able to watch it on Sky and still be carbon neutral - https://www.skygroup.sky/en-gb/article/sky-commits... .

"Sky has today announced plans to go net zero carbon by 2030 by cutting the emissions created from the use of its products, its suppliers across the world and by its business"


SydneyBridge

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5,677 posts

122 months

Sunday 21st March
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On Top Gear now

SydneyBridge

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5,677 posts

122 months

Friday 2nd April
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Qualifying tomorrow on sky and bbc red button and races on sunday


AlexRS2782

6,501 posts

177 months

Friday 2nd April
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Bloody hell, they've really gone to town with the viewing options on this, with the coverage spread out over various services.

It appears the broadcast agreement has the practice, qualy & races all divided / spread out between Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC (via red button & online services) & ITV (mainly via the ITV Hub but also possible occasional live coverage on ITV1 / ITV4). But even then only some services have full coverage (Sky) whilst others have limited live coverage of only the practice / qualy, whilst BBC / ITV will show some coverage live online, other coverage will be shown "delayed - as live", and in some cases will only show the last 30-60 minutes of the race live, and even then is subject to short notice agreements between broadcasters on the weekends the races take place.

Should make it fun trying to figure out what is / isn't being broadcast where & when laugh

SydneyBridge

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5,677 posts

122 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Watching first qualifying on red button and very impressive. Racing 3 cars at a time should be excellent

Lynx516

87 posts

66 months

Saturday 3rd April
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It’s rather good. Watching online and even qualify is fun. When they do seem to roll quite easily!

AnotherClarkey

3,492 posts

153 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Yes, wasn't quite sure what to expect but this seems pretty decent.

RDM

1,776 posts

171 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Trying very hard to enjoy e-motorsport as I realise it will be the future but formula-e never really did it for me although I did enjoy the race they did at Templehof. This looks not too bad so far and will be following the rest of this race. Rosberg looks like he’s got a decent team there.

This format looks better suited to e-racing though as it’s harder to compare it to a known circuit. You know that an electric car going round Spa or Monza is going very slow but this could be comparable to a Dakar car for all we know.

ChocolateFrog

11,845 posts

137 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Just switched on Eurosport as one of them was barrel rolling.

I guess we'll get used to it but it feels like watching the Dakar on mute.

Chrisgr31

12,121 posts

219 months

Saturday 3rd April
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I watched it on You Tube, only caught the last 50 minutes or so and enjoyed it. Just need to catch the next loot of qualifying which I think is at Noon live.

Details of BBC coverage here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/motorsport/558165...

Extreme-e website with coverage information here https://www.extreme-e.com/en/broadcast-information not that I could persuade the page to scroll on my laptop - worked earlier on my ipad.

You tube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmlrp3y74JN1L1o1t...

RDM

1,776 posts

171 months

Saturday 3rd April
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I’m showing 11:00 for the next qualifying

Koln-RS

3,346 posts

176 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Very much a new venture, in its infancy, but could be a big success.

I wouldn’t judge it too harshly at this stage, everyone is learning, but surely it’s going to favour the rally and off-road drivers over circuit drivers.

And, even with all that space, it doesn’t take much to have a big accident.