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F1 has plans to race the world's first net zero carbon engine in 2030

[2019.11.13, Wed 17:05] The series won't go all-electric like Formula E, but plans to further decrease fuel consumption from its hybrid powertrains and undertake other projects to reduce emissions. "We believe F1 can continue to be a leader for the auto industry and work with the energy and automotive sector to deliver the world's first net zero carbon hybrid internal combustion engine," F1 Chairman Chase Carey said in a statement. Sticking with hybrid powertrains means F1 cars will continue to burn fossil fuels, meaning they will still produce carbon emissions. Carey's use of the term "Net zero" means the engine's emissions may be offset by carbon reductions in other areas. Carbon offset projects, such as planting trees or investing in renewable energy, are becoming a popular option for companies that can't completely eliminate emissions from their operations. Lyft has used carbon offsets to claim that its ridesharing service is carbon neutral, and Volkswagen plans to use a similar approach to cancel out carbon emissions from its cars. To achieve net zero carbon emissions, the series will also adopt "Ultra efficient logistics and travel, and 100% renewably powered offices and factories," according to an F1 press release.
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