The electric scooter is one of the objects that are getting more and more used, mostly for the young people. This popularization has produced that an electric scooter’s race championship has been created. This championship is called eSkootr Championship and it is starting this May 14th in London. It will have six different races in six countries where 30 drivers will run and try to get the championship.
This will be possible thanks to the eSkootr S1X, an electric scooter that has been fabricated by the Italian brand YCOM, and reaches 100 Km/h. It is covered with carbon fiver, two engines with 6W of power and the wheels has 6.5 inch. Its weight is 35 kg, but the Italian mark has made this electric scooter to run, so it has a special design, it is not an usual electric scooter that can be driven on the streets, and have a special stability for the accidents. For example, it has a button that allow the driver increasing the pace very fast, like F1 cars have, of course, it has disc brake in the wheels. The battery has 1.5 kWh, allowing the driver 10 minutes of the battery, the time that the races will have.
It will have very known people on the staff, for example, the Security Ambassador of eSC will be Alex Wurz, F1 and Le Mans ex driver, and will be the person in charge of the safety measurement. Another F1 driver will be the Sustainability Ambassador, he is Lucas di Grassi, and has said that: “The micro-mobility sport is a step for a new direction for the motor racing, and definitely I think we have achieve a lot with the design of our first eSkootr. This is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter about how we can build the motor sport more affordable and sustainable for the planet, and making it works for everybody”.
At the moment, this first year will have six races, but if it works, probably we will have more in the next seasons. We have to wait until May 14th to see the first race. Until this time, this is how the YouTube channel of the championship presents the tournament: