REUTERS: The Electric Scooter Championship (eSC), the first-ever international electric race scooter series, will stage its inaugural event in 2021 in major cities featuring specially built high-speed electric scooters, organisers said on Tuesday.
Professional eSC teams and riders will compete using purpose-built scooters capable of touching the 100kmph mark.
The series, developed to make international racing more accessible and affordable, will feature a diverse mix of participants, including motor racing drivers, cyclists, skaters, snowboarders and e-sports racers.
"As the world increasingly looks to sport for leadership in social responsibility, we're also seeing a growing requirement for conventional motorsport to adapt, develop and diversify," said Lucas di Grassi, Formula E racer and eSC Ambassador.
"The concept of a new series, operating on a global scale with professional participants, yet running with a carbon-zero footprint… is a fascinating glimpse toward a more accessible and sustainable way to go racing."
The eSC said the long-term vision was to provide an affordable transportation solution with zero emissions.