Adventurer and filmmaker James Levelle – who traveled 7,000 miles from London to Santiago completely fossil-fuel free to attend the recent UN Climate Change conference – is to become an ambassador for the Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team and its Race Against Climate Change (RACC) program.
Briton Levelle, who has made documentaries in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, cycled, paddled and sailed his way from Dorset, South West England, to the Chilean capital to raise awareness about the global climate emergency and deliver a message at the recent COP25. Along the way, the 38-year-old adventurer documented the entire expedition, which included becoming the first person to drive an electric vehicle across Argentinean, all the way from Buenos Aires to Mendoza.
Now back in the UK, James has been working with Envision Virgin Racing, one of the most successful teams in the all-electric race series but also one of the greenest and priding itself on being more than just a race team as it uses its position to raise awareness of climate change. Launched in 2017, the team’s Race Against Climate Change program aims to excite generations into the transition of e-mobility powered by renewable energy.
Both James and the team are now planning on how they can collaborate together in the future with further details to be unveiled soon. Meanwhile, this weekend’s Formula E Santiago E-Prix takes place on Saturday 18 January.