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Electric Scooter Championship set for 2021 launch

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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