Although the British female racing singer and songwriter was introduced via the gasoline version, the environmental aspect of Formula E makes her “more cool”.
“The cars are incredible, by observing how they are made, seeing the handicrafts, the work that goes into them, the technology, the difference,” Golding told CNN Supercharged in Marrakech Ibrix, Morocco.
Golding, who was also in Marrakech in the Moroccan Formula e Mad Hatters, added, “They’re making it great and it should be and that’s why I’m here. I want to make it clear to my young fans that this is the future.” A tea party to celebrate ePrix at Amanjena Hotel.
Using her voice
Global Star also uses the reach of its social platforms – it has more than 20 million followers on Twitter and Instagram – to boost its hopes for a greener planet.
“The United Nations called me a few years ago because I was posting a lot of content about the environment, about my concern about plastic pollution, climate change, and the fact that my country, the UK, I didn’t think, was doing enough to cope.”
Golding believes that her upbringing in the British countryside played a major role in why she was concerned with these environmental issues.
“I grew up in the countryside, in the middle of nowhere, so I tend to the natural world,” she said. “So I was always really worried about that.
“Through the United Nations, I was able to speak to climate scientists, and experts, who were very concerned. I have learned a lot and that means I can transfer this knowledge to my fans and to the young people, people who follow me and use my platform for a good thing.”
“Formula E is basically the future.”
Initially the competition consisted of 10 teams and 11 races in its first season, and it expanded to include new regions and new factories in the next six years.
Renowned for its low environmental impact compared to F1, Goulding believes that the electric racing series has a lot of room for growth.
Golding said, “Formula E is basically the future. It’s the same thing, but everything works with the battery.”
“It’s incredible. I’ve seen technology. It’s a little bit more advanced in Formula One, but it’s even more awesome because of the environmental aspect, because it’s green, because it’s literally the future.”
“They are creating something that every company, company or any (other) project that should be environmentally friendly from now on should take,” she added.
“And something creative like Formula One racing, racing cars, should be green. It is no longer an option. The fact that these people make it so cool.”