CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April, 2013) – At Speedway Motorsports, Inc., (NYSE:TRK) going green doesn’t just mean the drop of the flag, it is a companywide commitment to reducing material use, recycling materials, tires and oil, improving air and water quality and decreasing energy and water consumption. In fact, SMI’s Green Globe program, launched in 2011, is delivering a dramatic improvement in the company’s environmental track-print.
SMI operates eight of the country’s largest sporting facilities, including Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, GA; Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN; Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC; Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA; Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY; Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV; New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.
“We’re proud of the environmental improvements made at all of the SMI facilities to create unique programs to reduce waste, save energy and recycle materials, and we’ve used that learning to benchmark their processes for the entire organization,” said Marcus Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. “In our third year of this initiative, we’ve made great gains in our recycling and conservation efforts, dramatically improving our environmental track-print across the country.”
The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, Mercedes-AMG uses technology from Formula 1 represents the most exclusive and dynamic form of electric motoring. The most powerful AMG high-performance vehicle of all time has four electric motors producing a total output of 552 kW and maximum torque of 1000 Nm making the gullwing model the world’s fastest electrically-powered series production vehicle. The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in a mere 3.9 seconds.
The most “electrifying” gullwing model ever has been developed in-house by Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The extremely powerful high-voltage battery for the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is the result of the collaboration between Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth in the UK. Here, the British Formula 1 experts were able to draw on their extensive experience with KERS hybrid concepts.
For Nascar, which sanctions top-tier stock-car racing in the U.S., 2013 is a big year for new vehicles. Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co., and General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. rolled out new cars for the season that are designed to be more efficient and look more like their street-driven counterparts.
Now delivery company UPS is getting into the act by rolling out a new truck used for trackside deliveries in time for next weekend’s Daytona 500.
Italian flair takes the Electric Vehicle market by storm in the stunning FIAT® 500e. Gorgeous Cinquecento design frames a remarkable blend of performance (0-to-60 mph in 9.0 sec+) in a battery-electric powertrain with a sub 4-hour recharge.
The BMW i3 Concept with eDrive is an uncompromisingly sustainable vehicle designed for urban areas. Driven purely by electric power and purpose-built to meet the demands of sustainable and emission-free mobility it embodies an intelligent form of urban transportation and commuting. BMW i goes beyond reinventing mobility. The all-electric BMW i3 Concept Coupe is the latest, beautifully-designed take on the upcoming megacity vehicle, setting a new standard for sustainable design and electric driving exhilaration.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Motor Trend magazine has named the Tesla Model S its Car of the Year. The magazine’s staff selected the all-electric plug-in luxury car out of a field of 11 finalists that included models such as the Ford Fusion, Porsche 911 and Hyundai Azera. It is the first time the magazine’s Car of the Year award has ever gone to an all-electric car. Just being electric wasn’t enough to earn the Model S the prize, though.
The infographic below, which comes courtesy of the British website carfinance247.co.uk/, gives us a rundown of all the world’s fastest electric vehicles.
SONOMA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2012) – Sonoma Raceway hosted nearly 30 local business leaders for a quarterly meeting of the Climate Protection Campaign on Thursday.
The raceway, which is a sponsor of the Climate Protection Campaign, utilized the event to highlight its own sustainable efforts, including a 1,700-panel Panasonic solar installation, as well as the recently-unveiled Sustainable Performance Ranking Metric. The Climate Protection Campaign works to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. It partners with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.
“It was exciting for the Climate Protection Campaign to host their meeting here today, and we always like exploring unlikely or surprising subjects, like the raceway. We encourage all businesses to do what they can, and it’s great to see that the raceway is making a difference and promoting its green efforts,” said Barry Vesser, deputy director for the Climate Protection Campaign. “Business is the driver of innovation, so getting businesses together and developing policies that make sense for business and the environment is the best path forward.”
Fifty-eight trees were donated to the Vacaville Unified School District through “NASCAR Green Clean Air” — an initiative that neutralizes all the carbon produced by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events. The trees will be distributed between Markham Elementary School, Orchard Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School and Vacaville High School.
“This is a terrific initiative from NASCAR and we’re delighted to participate,” said Steve Page, president and general manager of the raceway in Sonoma. “We look forward to watching these trees grow and becoming part of the campus environment in Vacaville.”
A ceremonial planting of three live trees was held on Friday at Markham Elementary School, and was attended by Vacaville Unified School District Superintendent John Niederkorn, Markham Elementary School Principal Manolo Garcia, Buckeye Nursery’s Kim Bertotti, raceway representatives and several students.