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Extreme S1-X eSkooter will reach 100 km/h in 2022 race series

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The S1-X will be issued to all 30 competitors in the eSkootr Championship, scheduled to take place next year
The S1-X will be issued to all 30 competitors in the eSkootr Championship, scheduled to take place next year
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The S1-X eSkooter undergoes indoor testing
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The S1-X eSkooter undergoes indoor testing
The S1-X will be issued to all 30 competitors in the eSkootr Championship, scheduled to take place next year
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The S1-X will be issued to all 30 competitors in the eSkootr Championship, scheduled to take place next year

It was just over a year ago that we first heard about the eSkootr Championship (eSC), a planned race series for high-speed electric scooters. The standard vehicle that will be used by all the teams has now been announced – the 100-km/h (62-mph) S1-X eSkooter.

Italian mobility firm YCOM developed the S1-X in collaboration with the eSC, drawing on past experience that included contributing to Volkswagen's record-breaking, Pike's-Peak-climbing I.D. R electric race car. The resulting scooter – which had to be developed and prototyped within three and a half months – will be issued to all 30 eSC competitors.

Among other things, the two-wheel-drive vehicle features an aerodynamic carbon fiber chassis, front and rear suspension elements made of CNC-machined aluminum, plus front- and rear-wheel 6-kW electric motors powered by a 1.5-kWh lithium battery – the latter is supplied by Williams Advanced Engineering.

The S1-X eSkooter undergoes indoor testing
The S1-X eSkooter undergoes indoor testing

A torque delivery system continuously balances output between the two wheels, in order to maintain stability. Additionally, when riders need an extra 20-percent shot of speed during the race, they can activate a temporary boost function. The whole scooter is claimed to tip the scales at 35 kg (77 lb).

YCOM has already delivered an initial batch of 10 S1-X's to the eSC, which tested them with 16 riders. Even though the vehicles were limited to 70-percent power, many of those people reportedly became fatigued from the physical demands of riding at such high speeds. It is hoped that with improved physical conditioning and an additional practise period in October, the riders will be ready to race at 100-percent power when the championship commences next year.

Source: YCOM

2 comments
2 comments
guzmanchinky
Ok this just looks amazing. I would totally try this. But maybe also have an amateur league with smaller slower scooters for use novices...
Bruce H. Anderson
So....nobody really NEEDS a Charger Hellcat for their daily commute. I have to believe that there might be a market for this kind of insane last-mile toy (speed-limited of course). :-)