The US rapper and influencer is a agency advocate for sustainability, and stated gaining assist from high-profile members of the racing trade similar to Lewis Hamilton can be “superior”.
Smith, 24, not too long ago visited the New York Metropolis E-Prix and took the all-electric single-seater race automotive for a take a look at drive.
Chatting with the PA information company forward of the British E-Prix, he stated: “I really feel like all people on the cruise ship of Earth is all crew, we’re not passengers, you understand what I imply?
“All of us want to offer again to the earth and make a distinction with the alternatives that we make, you understand, and I felt like I had a accountability to make a distinction in that manner.
“I’m glad that I used to be capable of, as a result of, you understand, getting invited to the System E was like, the good factor ever.”
Requested whether or not System E might in the future substitute its non-electric counterpart, he added: “I don’t find out about substitute, however I positively see a world the place that is the extra standard sport.
“I feel individuals are all the time going to need to race gasoline automobiles for enjoyable.
“I simply hope that this modifications the trade within the sense the place when individuals are driving round in their very own life they’re utilizing electrical automobiles due to System E.”
Smith was supported by different well-known faces on the New York race, together with US actor Aidan Gallagher, footballer Patrice Evra and driver Jenson Button.
Requested about bringing extra high-profile individuals on board with System E, he instructed PA: “yeah, I feel no matter individuals determine to do… whoever desires to return over and hang around on this aspect, that’s superior.
“And whoever doesn’t, you understand, it’s completely superior too.
“I feel the long run holds a variety of attention-grabbing alternatives and I’m simply excited to see all of them.
“I’m so excited to see how the electrical trade continues to progress, and the way individuals proceed to make use of their platform to shine a lightweight on these wonderful applied sciences.”