London showcases scooter racing technology to the world
London was the first city in the world to host a revolutionary new form of racing, before the championship heads to Switzerland this weekend. Heralding the future of electric mobility, the inaugural season of the eSkootr Championship (eSC) kicked off with the elite riders reaching over 60mph and cornering lean angles higher than 50˚. Spectators were treated to a thrilling Swiss victory as Matis Neyroud held off British rider, Dan Brooks, the home crowd favourite, by just 0.777 seconds at the finish line.
The world’s first micromobility racing series, eSC is intended to pioneer advanced e-mobility technologies and encourage the adoption of low-emission personal transportation. With passenger cars making up 40% of all transport emissions, smaller and cleaner mobility platforms will play a critical role in combating climate change.
In fact, the global electric scooter market was already €19.9 billion in 2021, with an expected growth rate of 7.8% (CAGR) through to 2030. This is poised to accelerate further as governments around the world incorporate electric micromobility into infrastructure and transport networks.