Lightweight electric vehicles offer exciting possibilities for the future of urban transportation – and a thrilling opportunity for fun, affordable racing.
My friends and I started to notice the growth of electric scooters on the streets. Their numbers just kept growing. People have always raced, so mapping sport to micromobility seemed like the next natural step.
We also understood how racing has been a successful incubator and innovation lab for developing new transportation safety and tech – and we knew we could take that same journey with micromobility.
And that extends beyond just the racing. There’s a huge community and education outreach element to our series. Whenever we go to a host city, we’re not just racing for one day and leaving; there’s a legacy we want to establish to help these cities.
Grassroots will play a huge role – without a ladder you can’t grow the sport. We have a plan to develop our national and regional infrastructures – we want to make it so that you can simply go to your nearest kart track and start riding race scooters safely.
Unfortunately, motor racing has become prohibitively expensive. Somebody asked me recently if eSC would be cheaper than karting, and my answer was yes. We’re creating a platform which is competitive and exciting – but at a fraction of the cost.
Right now, we’re focusing on our opening season, which we’ve called Season Zero. With COVID and the pandemic, we’d be ahead of ourselves if we said we’d have a full-blown season this year. We want people to come to our races, so we’re looking at scheduling three to four events this year, most likely in Q3 and Q4. We’re already in final discussions with several potential host cities.
For 2022, it’s going to be a completely different story. We’re talking about a full-blown championship with eight to 10 rounds, racing globally in Europe, the USA and Asia.
There’s a clear roadmap, and we know exactly where we’re headed.