The eSkootr Championship™ (eSC) is delighted to announce it has become a member of the Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) association.
SandSI is a not-for-profit group that seeks to accelerate sustainability in and through sport – promoting diversity, inclusion, integrity in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Through this strategic partnership, SandSI will support and reinforce eSC’s ongoing sustainability efforts, both on and off the racetrack. Dedicated to transforming the way we move through cities, eSC has committed to achieving a net-zero carbon footprint by 2022 as part of the UN’s Climate Neutral Now program.
“We are very pleased to welcome eSC as our newest member to SandSI,” said Philippe Duperrex, Secretary-General of SandSI . “The partnership provides an opportunity to leverage the emerging eScooter market trends we are seeing, and we look forward to supporting eSC in their effort to provide more sustainable solutions for cities – both locally and globally.”
According to a Global eScooter Market 2020-2024 Report by market research firm Technavio, the global e-scooter market will grow by 2.13 million units between 2020-2024, presenting a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period*.
“We created the eSkootr Championship™ around the central concepts of sustainability, safety, inclusivity and affordability,” added eSkootr Championship™ co-founder and CEO Hrag Sarkissian. “We’re building a sport that’s available to all, and which benefits society in many different ways.
“We all believe that all sport should uphold important social values, and we’re proud to be partnering with SandSi to amplify that message across the world.
“We couldn’t ask for more like-minded partners than SandSI.”
With the first championship races set to take place in 2021, eSC is leading the way in providing more sustainable and innovative micromobility solutions for sport as well as for daily city life. Together, SandSI and eSC will endeavour to inspire cities and its people to adopt safer and more sustainable mobility solutions.
* Source: Global E-Scooter Market 2020-2024 Report by Technavio.
About Sport and Sustainability International(SandSI)
Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) is a non-for-profit Swiss association with headquarters based in Lausanne. Founded in 2017, SandSI seeks to accelerate sustainability in and through sport, aligning its activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). A global membership organisation, SandSI’s current membership is comprised of sport and non-sport entities as well as individuals representing 40+ countries, across all continents.
About the Electric Scooter Championship (eSC)
Formed in 2020, the Electric Scooter Championship is the world’s first micromobility motorsport series.
Using high-performance race eScooters, eSC has been designed to champion progressive micromobility policies and as an advocacy platform promoting smarter, cleaner and safer mobility in our cities.
The series is developing an international sporting calendar and infrastructure that will encourage diversity and inclusivity from a new generation of motorsport competitors worldwide.
Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi and ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Wurz are founding stakeholders in the organisation.