Racing Towards a Greener Future: The Importance of Sustainable Motorsports
In motorsports, there is a growing emphasis on sustainability and environmental friendliness. As concerns about climate change and pollution continue to rise, motorsport organisations and events are taking steps towards a greener future to reduce their environmental impact and promote the use of renewable energy.
One of the main challenges in motorsports is the heavy reliance on fossil fuels. Traditional motorsport events, such as car and motorcycle races, typically use large amounts of petrol and other fossil fuels, which generate significant emissions and contribute to air pollution.
However, there are several ways in which motorsports can become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. One approach is to promote using electric vehicles, which produce zero emissions and are powered by renewable energy sources. Electric vehicles are already gaining popularity in some motorsport disciplines, such as electric car racing, and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years.
Another approach is to reduce the overall environmental impact of motorsport events. This can involve implementing measures such as reducing waste, promoting carpooling and public transportation, and using renewable energy sources to power the event. Motorsports organisations can also work with local communities to minimise the event’s environmental impact and engage with and educate the public about sustainability.
Overall, the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly motorsports is evident. By promoting the use of electric vehicles and reducing their environmental impact, motorsports organisations can help to protect the planet and encourage the transition towards a clean energy future.
Estonian Motor Sports Academy partners with Solarstone on an electric motorcycle initiative, racing toward a greener future
The Estonian Academy of Motorcycling has recently purchased an environmentally friendly Husqvarna EE-5 electric motorcycle in cooperation with Solarstone and the Local Initiative Programme to increase electric bike popularity in the Estonian motorsport world. The academy, which operates as an official sports school, aims to gradually switch to electric bikes to teach children at the beginner level.
“At Solarstone, we are committed to supporting initiatives promoting clean and renewable energy use. We’re proud to be working with the Estonian Academy of Motorcycling and the Local Ownership Programme to bring eco-friendly electric motorcycles to the world of motorcycling in Estonia. We believe that these electric bikes will not only help to reduce emissions and protect the environment but will also inspire the next generation of motorsport enthusiasts to use renewable energy,” said Solarstone co-founder and racing fan Mait Kukk.
The electric motorbike, used for weekly training sessions at the academy, is constantly on display for parents. It is used by 7-9-year-old children who come to training sessions for motorcycling experience their first mot. The academy provides the vehicle and the appropriate safety equipment for the children.
The Estonian Motor Sports Academy has the necessary equipment for the first motorcycling experience for young children (from 4 years old) and adults. The motorcycles “in common use” at the sports academy range from a Yamaha PW with training bikes to a 250cc 4-stroke Husqvarna, which adults can also ride. Children are welcome to join in and learn about the sport.
The motorsport academy sees renewable energy as the way forward, and purchasing an electric motorcycle is a strong incentive for the academy to gradually switch to electric bikes for teaching children only at the entry-level. The project was approved because of its focus on clean and renewable energy.
Sustainable Motorsports: Estonian Motor Sports Academy Takes the Lead in the Transition to Renewable Energy
In conclusion, the Estonian Motor Sports Academy’s partnership with Solarstone and the Local Initiative Programme to bring environmentally friendly electric motorcycles to the world of motorsports in Estonia is a step towards a greener future in the industry.
By promoting the use of electric vehicles and reducing their environmental impact, motorsports organisations can protect the planet and inspire the next generation of motorsport enthusiasts to embrace renewable energy. This initiative is a strong incentive for the Academy to gradually switch to electric bikes for teaching children at the beginner level and highlights the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly motorsports.
Using clean and renewable energy is a critical factor in the project’s approval and testament to the Academy’s commitment to sustainability.