We are often not well understood, when we are right ahead of time. This is what happened when, in 2018, we decided to bring the first motorsport event for electric vehicles to Portugal.
On social networks and in some comments from opinion makers, our event was often referred as an “appliance race”, or “fridges with wheels”, among other unflattering adjectives.
Today we see that we have caught the right wave to surf this movement that started a process of decarbonisation of motorsport. We had in the Municipality of Oeiras and its President Isaltino de Morais, a partner who believed in us and together, with PRIO our energy partner, allowed us to have the conditions to move forward.
On the society side, we had the help of UVE – Portuguese Association of Electric Vehicle Users, which transferred us very important knowledge to be able to fulfill our mission.
In 2021 we saw our work recognized institutionally, when we were invited by the portuguese motorsport ASN to promote the first Portuguese New Energies Championship. In 2021 this championship had 3 events and in 2022 it had six events, but we already have many more requests from associations that want to organize races integrated in this championship.
The evolution that took place from 2018 to the present day makes us feel that we have fulfilled the mission we set out to do at the time. Therefore, we have to reformulate and find in 2023 a new, even more ambitious mission. Let's see what the future holds for us.