2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has launched a green technology festival called Greentech which will run ahead of the Formula E Berlin race.
Running May 23-25 at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, the venue of the FE race, the Greentech festival will be the world’s largest exhibition of green technology. It aims to promote green technology not just from the automotive world but in all aspects of everyday life.
50,000 attendees are expected to visit the festival which will be located in the Allianz eVillage, the fan-focused zone used at every FE circuit venue.
“With the Greentech Festival, we strive to bring the immense potential of green technologies to life and to inspire as many people as possible to accelerate positive change,” said Rosberg, who is a shareholder in the FE championship.
“It is not just the automotive industry that has high technical and performance-driven requirements these days. Many companies have long been following the important shift towards green technologies.
“But this development will only be implemented if all of us support this movement – that’s why I fight for it.”
The festival was co-founded by entrepreneurs Sven Krüger and Marco Voigt and will be sponsored by Federal Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer.
“Our goal is very clear: we want to shape the future of mobility together,” Scheuer said.
“From car sharing and carpooling, to air taxis and e-scooters, the Greentech Festival allows you to experience the world of tomorrow already today.
“As its patron, I am extremely pleased that we are bringing these ideas to the public. We will discuss what is to come and how we will handle it together.”
The centrepiece of the event will be the Green Awards, which has recognised innovative green projects for 12 years. Rosberg won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018.
FE Chairman Alejandro Agag said: “I’m delighted to welcome the Greentech Festival during the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium on May 25.
“Together we will be even stronger in fighting climate change by showcasing and working towards compelling solutions to air pollution, breaking down the barriers to further progress technology, perception and infrastructure.
“Using the unique platform of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is a perfect match to reach out to the next generation with the Greentech eVillage.”