The first world championship of electric boats, UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series, has involved the presentation of the new design of the electrified race boat RaceBird that will compete starting from 2023.
RaceBird lines were presented by the creators of E1 Series: Alejandro Agag (president of E1) and Rodi Basso (CEO of E1) former Italian aerospace engineer who worked for NASA, Ferrari and Red Bull in Formula 1. This involved the collaboration of Raffaele Chiulli, president of the International Federation of Motorboating – UIM, Sophi Hornealla, founder of SeaBird Technologies and Brunello Acampora, founder and CEO of Victory Marine.
A step that shows the importance of introducing also in the nautical sector the progresses reached until now in competitions, where the new electric cars are protagonist. The same founder of Formula E and of Extreme E will be in fact the company’s President whereas Rodi Basso will be appointed Managing Director.
«We believe – stated Alejandro Agag– that this new series will succeed in involving not only sportsmen, lovers of boating and of new technologies, but also those who care about the future of our oceans and of the planet. Lakes, rivers and oceans live a critical situation and the E1 series will unavoidably pave the way to the electric motion on water for future generations».
The name itself of boats indicates how much these electric boats are inspired by birds hovering above water.