Sustainability

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The Goodyear FIA ETRC aims to transform truck racing by integrating sustainability and innovation, advocating for positive change within the road haulage industry. Our ongoing commitment to pioneering sustainable practices in truck racing demonstrates our collective efforts to positively impact the environment and drive the acceptance of alternative technologies in the heavy goods vehicle industry.

Sustainability transformation, alongside safety and addressing the truck driver shortage, are the three strategic focus areas of the Goodyear FIA ETRC. The organisers are committed to the Paris Agreement, aiming to reach net zero by 2038 at the latest. Since 2020, ETRA has been implementing sustainability initiatives across its operations to reduce its carbon footprint.

The promoter’s efforts have been recognised with the prestigious FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation, the highest level of environmental sustainability recognition from the governing body. Additionally, the Goodyear FIA ETRC is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action and Race to Zero, reinforcing its commitment to global climate goals.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

First-ever motorsport series

to switch all race vehicles

to 100% sustainable fuel.

Sustainability RoadMap

See some key achievements over time

2019

ONETRUCKFAMILY

Highlighting and addressing the socio economic issue of the truck driver shortage across Europe through the #onetruckfamilycampaign

2020

ROAD MAP

Introducing the sustainability road map for a long-term approach by the Truck Commission and validated by the FIA World Motorsport Council

MEMBER OF "Forum für Zukunftsenergien e.V."

Das Forum für Zukunftsenergien e.V. is a German organization focused on promoting dialogue and collaboration in the field of future energy technologies. It serves as a platform for experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss and advance sustainable energy solutions in a pre-parliamentary sphere.

2021

FIRST-EVER TO 100% SUSTAINABLE FUEL

First-ever motorsport series to switch all race trucks to a 100% sustainable fuel, reducing carbon emissions by up to 90%

BIO-LNG PACE TRUCK

Bio-LNG powered IVECO S-Way NP Pace Truck, reducing nitrogen dioxide, soot emissions and carbon dioxide

SIGNATORY TO THE UN

Official signatory of the United Nation's Sports for Climate Action and Race to Zero

2022

FIRST-EVER TO RECYCLE ALL RACE TYRES

Goodyear recycle casings from used racing tyres for on-road retreading, further reducing the use of natural resources, waste accumulation and energy

INNOVATION CAMP: RAISE ACCEPTANCE

Innovation Camp provides manufacturers with a platform to showcase their sustainable developments and alternatively powered trucks at the events, to help increase the acceptance of new technologies in the industry and amongst truck drivers

OFFSET UNAVOIDABLE EMISSIONS

Any unavoidable emissions are offset through investments in UN certified projects

2023

ALLOWANCE FOR BEV AND HYBRID

Technical regulations allow all-electric and hybrid race trucks from 2023

FIRST ALL ELECTRIC RACE TRUCK

The world’s first all electric Iveco race truck prototype (BEV) is launched by Team Hahn Racing

RECOGNISED 16TH FOR EFFORTS

Recognised for sustainability efforts by an independent Sustainable Championship Index, ranked 16th out of 105 globally recognised motorsport championships

FIRST HYDROGEN WORKSHOP

Taking the lead on the topic of hydrogen in motorsport together withthe FIA. First workshop with 46 participants from industry and science took place at FIA in Paris

2024

IMPROVED RECOGNITION TO 13TH

Championship advances to 13th place from last year’s 16th position, which recognises commitment to making an impact in sustainable motorsport and driving positive change in the haulage industry

OFFICIAL FIA H2 WORKING GROUP

In the wake of he hydrogen strategy set forth by the FIA World Motorsport Council (WMSC) and building upon the success of our dedicated Hydrogen Workshop in November 2023, a dedicatedand official FIA Working Group is established

RECOGNISED 16TH FOR EFFORTS

Recognised for sustainability efforts by an independent Sustainable Championship Index, ranked 16th out of 105 globally recognised motorsport championships

FIRST HYDROGEN WORKSHOP

Taking the lead on the topic of hydrogen in motorsport together withthe FIA. First workshop with 46 participants from industry and science took place at FIA in Paris

RECOGNISED: FIA 3-STAR ACCREDITATION

Recognised for sustainability efforts by obtaining the highest three-star level of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme and acknowleges best practice and commitment to seek continual improvement through the implementation of an environmental management system.The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme is aimed at helping motor sport and mobility stakeholders worldwide to measure and enhance their environmental performance

OUR APPROACH

Our approach to sustainability involves embracing a wide range of sustainable technologies. We are actively exploring options such as biofuels, biogas, hydrogen and electric propulsion systems. Our commitment extends beyond focusing on a single solution, allowing us to evaluate and adopt diverse technologies that align with our goals of reducing emissions and promoting environmental stewardship. By maintaining a flexible and proactive stance, we aim to contribute positively to the transition towards cleaner transportation alternatives.

Sustainable Fuel: 100% HVO

First-Ever Motorsport Series to switch all race TRUCKS to 100% sustainable fuel from TOTalEnergies in 2021

Since 2021, the Goodyear FIA ETRC has been at the forefront of sustainable motorsport, having been the first ever motorsport series to switch to a 100%  sustainable fuel, thereby  significantly reducing its carbon emissions by up to 90%.

HVO, a premium fossil-free diesel derived from renewable raw materials, offers remarkable environmental benefits. With a minimum reduction of 65% in CO2 emissions over its life cycle, and up to 90% in certain conditions, this biodiesel is a game-changer in sustainable racing.

Despite the rigorous demands of truck racing, HVO has demonstrated exceptional performance on the track, endorsed by reigning Goodyear FIA ETRC champion Norbert Kiss, who attests, "As a driver on the circuit, you don't really feel much difference; it feels exactly the same."

BIO-LNG: IVECO Pace TRuck NP

Like all of IVECO’s natural power gas vehicles, the new pace truck is Bio-LNG ready. By using Bio-LNG, it does not only reduce nitrogen dioxide and soot emissions, it also reduces the carbon dioxide emissions by up to 95%. With the introduction of HVO biofuFIA ETC from the 2021 season, the Bio-LNG-powered pace truck the second teclogy on the truck racing grid, as a further step of the championship to accommodate technical developments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on track.

Electric Race Truck

The introduction of the world's first all-electric race truck marks another significant milestone in the sustainability transformation of the Goodyear FIA ETRC.

At the end of June 2022, the FIA World Motorsport Council ratified the technical regulations for the Goodyear FIA ETRC 2023, which allows all-electric and hybrid powertrains alongside the current generation of combustion engine race trucks.

A little over a year later, the world's first all-electric race truck is unveiled in the spectacular setting of the season's highlight event, the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring.Six-time Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Champion Jochen Hahn along with his team and partners, have worked around the clock for the past 9 months to get the eTruck ready for its debut.

"After the last race in 2022, we started designing the truck from scratch," said Hahn. "The bodywork was designed, we constructed the chassis, and of course, the technology that goes underneath it."

FIA Hydrogen Working gRoup

The Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) solidified its commitment to cutting-edge technologies and sustainability by taking the lead on the topic of hydrogen in motorsport.

During a workshop in Paris held in collaboration with the FIA last week, 46 industry representatives including manufacturers, energy suppliers, component suppliers and aerospace engineering experts came together for an open and productive discussion on the topic of hydrogen. The workshop followed a sustainability forum with industry representatives held earlier this year at the Nürburgring round of the championship. The Hydrogen Workshop represents a significant step forward in fostering sustainability within the truck racing community. The workshop aimed to achieve several objectives, including assessing the current state of FIA regulations, industry components and technology trends related to hydrogen in road use and motorsports. Pros and cons of various technologies were discussed and ongoing projects in the field were presented.

One key focus was gathering insights to adapt truck racing regulations to the unique demands of hydrogen-powered vehicles, especially concerning storage systems and refuelling procedures. The contribution of a broad range of industry experts will significantly contribute in shaping the H2 Technical Regulations for truck racing.

As a concrete next step, a dedicated hydrogen working group has been formed, spearheaded by the Goodyear FIA ETRC, to further explore and implement hydrogen-related initiatives in truck racing.

Less waste - REtreaded Tyres

The Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) solidified its commitment to cutting-edge technologies and sustainability by taking the lead on the topic of hydrogen in motorsport.

During a workshop in Paris held in collaboration with the FIA last week, 46 industry representatives including manufacturers, energy suppliers, component suppliers and aerospace engineering experts came together for an open and productive discussion on the topic of hydrogen. The workshop followed a sustainability forum with industry representatives held earlier this year at the Nürburgring round of the championship. The Hydrogen Workshop represents a significant step forward in fostering sustainability within the truck racing community. The workshop aimed to achieve several objectives, including assessing the current state of FIA regulations, industry components and technology trends related to hydrogen in road use and motorsports. Pros and cons of various technologies were discussed and ongoing projects in the field were presented.

One key focus was gathering insights to adapt truck racing regulations to the unique demands of hydrogen-powered vehicles, especially concerning storage systems and refuelling procedures. The contribution of a broad range of industry experts will significantly contribute in shaping the H2 Technical Regulations for truck racing.

As a concrete next step, a dedicated hydrogen working group has been formed, spearheaded by the Goodyear FIA ETRC, to further explore and implement hydrogen-related initiatives in truck racing.

Increased efficiency

The Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) solidified its commitment to cutting-edge technologies and sustainability by taking the lead on the topic of hydrogen in motorsport.

During a workshop in Paris held in collaboration with the FIA last week, 46 industry representatives including manufacturers, energy suppliers, component suppliers and aerospace engineering experts came together for an open and productive discussion on the topic of hydrogen. The workshop followed a sustainability forum with industry representatives held earlier this year at the Nürburgring round of the championship. The Hydrogen Workshop represents a significant step forward in fostering sustainability within the truck racing community. The workshop aimed to achieve several objectives, including assessing the current state of FIA regulations, industry components and technology trends related to hydrogen in road use and motorsports. Pros and cons of various technologies were discussed and ongoing projects in the field were presented.

One key focus was gathering insights to adapt truck racing regulations to the unique demands of hydrogen-powered vehicles, especially concerning storage systems and refuelling procedures. The contribution of a broad range of industry experts will significantly contribute in shaping the H2 Technical Regulations for truck racing.

As a concrete next step, a dedicated hydrogen working group has been formed, spearheaded by the Goodyear FIA ETRC, to further explore and implement hydrogen-related initiatives in truck racing.

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