E1 has the exclusive licence from the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) to promote the first and only electric powerboat championship for the next 25 years.
Up to 12 Teams will compete in races on seas, rivers and lakes around the world, to be the first ever E1 World Champion.“A bold new marine event"
The mission of E1 is to bring the electric revolution to water mobility, through technological innovation and electrifying racing.
Oceans, rivers and lakes around the world are under huge environmental pressure from issues ranging from fossil fuel spills and noisy engines to plastic pollution.
We believe that electrifying water mobility is essential if we want to help preserve our oceans, seas and lakes for future generations.
E1 will be a technology test-bed for marine electric technology as well as using electrifying racing to promote the benefits of electric boating to a whole new audience."With E1 Series we want to electrify the sea, the rivers, the lakes all over the world. Make the electrical revolution come to the water"
Alejandro Agag, Co-Founder
E1 will act as a technology test-bed for marine electric technology. The advances achieved in E1 will be then used to improve all kind of electric watercraft, supporting the transition to a cleaner water mobility for the global industry.
E1 will also showcase electric boat performance in a sporting environment which aims to excite the general public, and help support the adoption of electric boats worldwide."We will deliver a new force in sports entertainment, disruptive and fully electric"
Rodi Basso, CEO and Co-Founder
Alejandro is a leader in promoting electric mobility in sport. In 2014 he set up Formula E, the world’s first electric car racing series which became one of the fastest growing sports on the planet and is now running into its seventh season. This success paved the way for his latest ventures, the new electric SUV off-road championship, Extreme E, which is due to start its inaugural season next year, and now the UIM E1 World Electric Powerboating Series.
A native of Naples, Rodi started his career as an aerospace engineer with NASA in the USA working on new electronic technologies for satellite data intelligence. He then joined Ferrari in Formula One and was part of the team that won five world championships between 2000 and 2005. After moving to Red Bull, he contributed to the team’s first podium in Monaco 2006 before becoming Sales and Marketing Director of Magneti Marelli Motorsport and CTO Group and then Business Unit Director of McLaren Applied Motorsports. In both these positions he focused on applications for sustainability including hybrid and fully electric powertrains.
Dr Chiulli is President of UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique), the International Powerboating Federation, World Governing Body for all powerboating activities, fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
Among multiple achievements and awards, Dr Chiulli is also President of GAISF (Global Association of International Sport Federations) the worldwide governing organization for the 95 Olympic and non-Olympic International Sports Federations. He also holds the role of President of SportAccord, the organizer of the world sport and business summit.
The UIM is probably the oldest world governing body in motorsport; its roots can be reliably traced back to 1902 when the British formed their Marine Motoring Association. It was in 1922 and due largely to the lobbying efforts of an Englishman, Dr. Morton Smart, and an ex-patriot Irishman living in Belgium, John Ward, that an international authority was established in Brussels. The Union Internationale du Yachting Automobile would prove to be the precursor of today’s modern administration.
The UIM governs all power boating disciplines including Aquabike, Circuit, Offshore, Pleasure Navigation, Radio-controlled boats, Aquabike, Solar & Electric, MotoSurf and is responsible for creating a safe, accessible, unified and thriving world renowned sport.
As the IOC recognized exclusive authority for world powerboating in all its disciplines, the UIM has for mission the protection and the construction of the future of the Powerboat Sport on behalf of its national federations and the competitors and it is responsible for developing a safe, accessible and thriving sport at global scale.