Motorcycle racing series Supercross will add e-motos and more digitization to its franchise (aided by startups) in the near future, according to Director of Operations David Prater.
The sport—where riders race high-performance machines on jump filled stadium dirt tracks—currently fields only gas two-wheelers.
This fall Supercross looks to launch its first EV class starting with the earliest of early adapters: seven to eight year-olds.
The series plans to convert its Junior Racing program, sponsored by manufacturer KTM, from gas to electric.
“They’ve been working on an electric 50cc equivalent motorcycle and their goal is to launch that in October,” Prater told TechCrunch. “We haven’t one-hundred percent-ed it yet, but it’s fairly close and we’re…going to race that electric KTM in October at the Monster Energy