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Vision Virgin Motorsport and Johnson Matthey have reached a multi-year strategic partnership

by:Yisheng      2021-06-04

Today, Vision Virgin Racing officially announced that it has reached a multi-year strategic partnership with Johnson Matthey. Johnson Matthey is headquartered in the United Kingdom and is a listed company on the FTSE 100 Index. Johnson Matthey is committed to creating a cleaner and healthier world through its world-leading sustainable development technologies, especially cathode material technology.

Johnson Matthey will become the official partner of the Vision Virgin Racing Team. In a series of sustainable development projects carried out by the team with the theme of 'Winning the Race against Climate ChangeChange and accelerate the transformation of zero-emission vehicles.

In addition, Johnson Matthey will use its advanced nickel-rich battery material eLNO® to jointly develop the world's first two-seater electric racing car with the Vision Virgin Racing Team. eLNO® is a series of advanced nickel-rich cathode materials specially designed and developed by Johnson Matthey for automotive battery applications. It provides high energy density while ensuring excellent battery cycle life. Through close technical cooperation, the two parties will jointly build a working two-seater electric racing car at Silverstone, where the headquarters of the Vision Virgin Racing Team is located.

Vision Virgin Racing is one of the first teams to join the FIA u200bu200bFormula E World Championship. Its owner is the world’s leading green technology company, Vision Technology Group. Since participating in the competition, the Vision Virgin Racing has won 11 championships and made the podium 29 times. It is also the only team that has won the championship every season. The team also has outstanding results outside the stadium: it is currently the only team that has obtained the carbon neutral certification (PAS 2060) issued by the British Carbon Trust, and one of the few teams that has obtained the FIA u200bu200bthree-star sustainability certification. One, and the first team to sign the 'United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change' (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action Framework. In addition, the Vision Virgin Fleet recently announced that it has become the official partner of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) 'Together For Our Planet' project, inspiring the public to actively respond to global climate change.

Envision Technology Group, the owner of the Envision Virgin Fleet, officially joined the RE100 global initiative in 2019, becoming the first mainland Chinese company that promises to achieve 100% green power consumption by 2025. The group owns the world's leading power battery technology company Vision AESC. Envision is committed to becoming a zero-carbon technology partner of global leading companies and institutions through technological innovation in the fields of smart wind power, power batteries and energy storage, and smart Internet of Things, helping customers accelerate clean and digital transformation and achieve zero-carbon goals.

Zhang Lei, CEO of Envision Technology Group, said: “Envision Technology Group, Envision Virgin Fleet and Johnson Matthey are all frontier forces driving the electric vehicle revolution. As a global leader in sustainable technology , Johnson Matthey’s vision perfectly fits with the long-term zero-carbon concept, and we look forward to sincere cooperation with Johnson Matthey to jointly solve the challenges of global climate change.'

Robert MacLeod, CEO of Johnson Matthey said: 'Our vision is to create a cleaner and healthier world for the present and future of mankind. It is a great honor to cooperate with Envision Technology Group and Envision Virgin Racing Achieve cooperation. The cooperation to build the first electric racing car using eLNO® technology is an important milestone in the commercialization of this technology. At the same time, through the 'Win the Race against Climate Change' series of activities of the Vision Virgin Racing Team, we can also inspire together People are actively taking action to protect our planet.'

The seventh season of the Formula E Championship will reignite in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 26.

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