The EVCUP is the world’s first circuit race series exclusively featuring zero-emission electric vehicles, providing the platform for sustainable motorsport.
VISION - the world leading marketing platform for sustainability, innovation and CSR in the world of electric vehicle development
OBJECTIVE - a multi-faceted centre of experience, knowledge, marketing and organisation of EV related events. The project embraces the emerging world of everyday passenger automobiles, sports and prototype electric vehicles linked to the need for sustainable transportation
HOW - the first global EV racing series, partnering with leading entities in the world of commerce, environmental, sustainable and green technology development
The team at EVCUP have a wealth of experience in the motor industry, electric vehicle development and motorsport, all three sectors of which are seen as paramount in making electric vehicle racing a reality. Founding partners Sylvain Filippi and Andrew Lee have eight years experience within the automotive and electric vehicle sector. Race Director Grahame Butterworth has more than 30 years experience within motorsport.
Beyond the race track, EVCUP have a partnership with CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency. CAA is the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency, representing many of the most successful professionals working in film, television, music, sports, video games, theatre, and the Internet, and provides a range of strategic marketing and consulting services to corporate clients.
SUPPORTING NAMES - Former Formula One British champion Damon Hill is a supporter of the EVCUP. “I think the time is fast approaching when we will have to rethink our expectations regarding private road transport generally. The advantages of electric vehicles in urban environments are too many to miss. Less noise and less direct pollution are just two. The race is to save the planet from us! Racing electric vehicles should convince the wider public of their potential. Racing was initially used to develop and prove a new product called the motor car. I see no reason why electric vehicle development will not benefit in the same way. Who knows what is ultimately possible?”
Ben Collins, who appeared in the popular television series Top Gear as The Stig, and who will attended the Autosport launch and plans to be a regular EVCUP driver, said: “Electric Vehicles represent a new dawn in motoring by running on clean energy that can be sourced as locally as organic sausages. It’s surprising that mankind has taken so long to embrace the technology."