As of this year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans field runs on 100% renewable fuel, Excellium Racing 100, significantly reducing the impact of the race. The share of tyres and fuel has dropped from 2.5% to 1.4% of total emissions. At the same time, manufacturers are working on reducing tyre carbon emissions. Michelin has developed a tyre composed of 53% biosourced materials, currently being tested on the H24 prototype.
We have embarked on an ambitious carbon neutrality programme, including projects capable of capturing 25,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2030.
The ACO’s hydrogen strategy is part of our commitment to the energy transition crucial to safeguard the planet. In the past few years, the club has been involved in the promotion of hydrogen as a safe, efficient, versatile fuel and a solution for zero emission mobility. The ACO H2 division is exploring two avenues: racing and mobility, from prototypes to HGVs. The planet needs defending from all angles.