The new MotoE™ World Cup will be a leap into the future through the competition of the world’s first Fast Charge electric motorcycles manufactured by Italian company Energica, bringing together performance and zero emissions. In 2019, five races will be held at five of the European circuits on the MotoGP™ calendar. This leaves huge scope for MotoE™ in the future; beginning in Europe with a view to growing worldwide.
This morning the new project was unveiled in an international press conference in Rome.
Silvio Manicardi, FIM Europe Second Deputy President, with three times World Champion Loris Capirossi, who is taking part to the development of Energica motorcycle for MotoE™.
There are currently more than a billion vehicles on Earth. If the rate of growth within the mobility sector continues increasing as it has, that number could rise to three billion vehicles within the next thirty years. This sharply increases the need for sustainable mobility and is driving manufacturers towards more economically friendly solutions. Of those, one of the most important is the dawn of electric mobility.This is why Dorna Sports will launch the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup in 2019. Rooted in cutting edge technology, the zero-emissions series aims to take alternative vision of racing onto the track. Competing as a new class at FIM MotoGP™ World Championship events, MotoE™ will be a globally visible example of high-octane yet zero-emission motorsport – benefitting from MotoGP™’s state-of-the-art TV production and substantial communication platform.
Dorna and Enel are also analysing how to reduce carbon emissions generated by the infrastructure and logistical demands of MotoGP™.
FIM Europe attended the world media presentation of the World Cup with Silvio Manicardi, Second Deputy President.
“This presentation is in line with the direction that the political world and even more our society is asking for the to world of motors”, stated Silvio Manicardi. “Races have always been a development area for technologies, which are then applied also to vehicles dedicated to urban mobility.
“After the ACEM Conference in Brussels where the European community has clearly indicated the path for the next few years on sustainable mobility, this is an interesting response from the world of competitions.
“FIM Europe is following this development with great interest, also with particular attention to the different disciplines of the European championships”, concluded Silvio Manicardi.