Chalk up another goal in the world of environmental sustainability in sports. Arsenal FC, one of England’s and Europe’s top soccer clubs, recently brought two electric cars to its fleet of vehicles.
The all-electric vehicles will allow officials and staff to travel between Emirates Stadium and the club’s training ground in London Colney.
With the C-Zero car able to go 93 miles (at 80 miles per hour) on a single charge, it’s understandable why Arsenal chose this type of vehicle to get key staff and personnel around London.
“Arsenal is committed to being a more environmentally friendly organisation and working with our partners to improve our overall efficiency,” Vinai Venkatesham, head of Arsenal FC global partnerships, said.
Arsenal’s move towards sustainable transportation is the latest in a list of soccer-related teams and organizations supporting environmental sustainability.
Meanwhile, the US Soccer Federation signed a partnership with Yingli this year, to help promote solar energy in low-income neighborhoods.
As a game with a global appearance (the most popular in the world), soccer is showing how to broaden the appeal of environmental sustainability to the general public. This is only going to continue to grow in soccer and other sports, as climate risks and disasters will increasingly affect the games we love to watch.
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