Taiga Motors is proud to announce its exclusive watercraft partnership with the UIM E1 World Championship – Québec Yachting

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The 100% electric watercraft Orca Carbon from Taiga (CNW Group/Taiga Motors Corporation).

Taiga Motors Corporation, Canada’s leading electric powersports brand, will be the exclusive watercraft supplier for the UIM E1 World Championship, the world’s first and only all-electric powerboat championship. By partnering with E1, Taiga Motors is proud to be at the forefront of a new era of boat racing with clean technology and a positive impact on the marine environment.

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An electric-powered RaceBird racing boat from the E1 series (CNW Group/Taiga Motors Corporation).

An electrifying competition
The first official race of the E1 World Championship is scheduled to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on February 2-3, 2024. As the inaugural season progresses, tours of some of the world’s most famous cities will be conducted by water. The full calendar of events will be announced shortly.

Sam Bruneau, CEO and co-founder of Taiga Motors, expressed his excitement for this partnership: “We are proud to partner with E1 as part of our shared mission to advance sustainable on-water adventures and pioneer cutting-edge electric technologies.” We are excited We look forward to supporting the innovative E1 World Championship with the Taiga Orca™ electric watercraft. »

In the championship, up to ten teams compete against each other on identical RaceBird boats with innovative hydrofoil technology. Teams must negotiate narrow and technical courses and reach speeds of almost 98 km/h (58 mph). At the end of a series of straight eliminations, only one team will win the coveted E1 Water Champions title.

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An electric-powered RaceBird racing boat from the E1 series (CNW Group/Taiga Motors Corporation).

A prestigious event
Steve Aoki, a world-renowned DJ, and Tom Brady, the legendary NFL quarterback, recently joined E1 as team owners along with sports icon Rafael Nadal. These big names are excited to take part in this event, not only to entertain fans, but also to inspire future generations, drive innovation and take part in a more sustainable future.

Sustainable development as a priority
Rodi Basso and Alejandro Agag, co-founders of the E1 World Championship, came up with the idea of ​​creating this event to further their mission of promoting clean technologies and decarbonizing the recreational boating industry. Additionally, they created the Blue Action program to help restore polluted coastal habitats around the world. This program is perfectly in line with Taiga Motors’ focus on sustainable development and its commitment to a cleaner future.

Basso expressed his delight in welcoming Taiga Motors as E1’s exclusive watercraft partner: “We are pleased to partner with Taiga Motors, a brand that shares our passion for sustainability in racing and entertainment.” We look forward to Introducing Taiga’s electric watercraft to E1 fans. »

As the world moves toward more sustainable technologies, Taiga Motors and the E1 are paving the way for a cleaner future for the world of boat racing.

Source: Taiga