ROTAX E20 BECOMES THE FIRST EVER E-POWERTRAIN TO GET CIK-FIA APPROVAL

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BRP-Rotax is thrilled to announce that CIK-FIA Approval has been confirmed for the Rotax E20 electric powertrain. This makes the new generation power unit the first ever E-Kart to be awarded this level of certification in karting. Adding to this ground-breaking news, the Rotax E20 championship at the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy becomes the first CIK- FIA Approved International Series for Electrically Powered Karts worldwide in 2024.

The history-making CIK-FIA Approval of the Rotax E-Powertrain is fundamental for BRP-Rotax, who remains at the forefront of shaping the future of electric kart racing with the E20 E-Kart. To receive such recognition only emphasises that ongoing development of the electric technology is leading the field of quality sustainable options within the industry. The ultimate experience of driving the Rotax E20 with its incredible acceleration – from 0 to 100 km/hr in 3.5 seconds – high speed and unparalleled consistent power during the entire race, offers a competitive alternative. Every driver says the Boost feature is amazing, delivering extra power for more strategic racing.

Now with full international status, the RMC Euro Trophy E20 Series is significantly aligned with the mainstream combustion Rotax 125 MAX Evo Engine categories at the highest level. Having CIK-FIA Approval additionally enables the E-Kart classes to be well positioned within the RMC championships in the Rotax network, with unmatched parity and pure simplicity for competitors.

The RMC Euro Trophy E-Kart championship will be contested over three rounds, in Germany and Italy, in two classes. The E20 Senior and E20 Masters will crown the 2024 champions and award an RMC Grand Finals ticket in the Rotax Senior MAX category for the E20 Senior winner. The remaining E20 Senior podium place-getters and the E20 Masters champion will receive their E-Kart tickets for the headline Rotax event at Circuito Internazionale Napoli on October 19-26. 

The E20 Tour this year will see RMCGF 2024 invitation tickets being awarded in every E-Kart series for the Rotax season highlight event taking place in Sarno, Italy. There are opportunities to test the Rotax E20 as well in Europe, which is a must for anyone eager to get behind the wheel. 
“The CIK-FIA Approval of the Rotax E20 E-Powertrain for E-Kart is something we at BRP-Rotax are extremely excited about”, said Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “We realise the importance of ensuring our range of products are offering our global customers the expected quality, unrivalled parity and best environmental options, both now and in future. To receive CIK-FIA Approval for the Rotax E20 series at the RMC Euro Trophy also reconfirms our advancement in more sustainable technology at international level competition in karting.” 
Find more information about the Rotax E20 E-powertrain and Rotax E-Karting Tour in 2024 on the Rotax Racing website. www.rotax-racing.com/e-racing
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About BRP-Rotax:
BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG, the Austrian subsidiary of BRP Inc, is a leader in the development and production of propulsion systems for the recreational and powersports markets. Founded back in 1920, BRP-Rotax has been committed to sustainable mobility and technological progress for more than 100 years. The innovative Rotax four-stroke and two-stroke high-performance engines are used for BRP products such as Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo personal watercraft, Can-Am onroad and offroad vehicles, as well as for karts and sport planes. With sustainable products such as the first emission-free Lynx HySnow snowmobile or the high-performance E20 e-kart series, BRP-Rotax is also a pioneer in the field of alternative drive models. More than 1,700 employees work in Gunskirchen, Upper Austria, on innovative propulsion systems for the global market.  
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About BRP
About BRP BRP Inc. is a global leader in the world of powersports products, propulsion systems and boats built on over 80 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Through its portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive brands featuring Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and pontoons, Can-Am on and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft and Quintrex boats, Manitou pontoons and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts and recreational aircraft, BRP unlocks exhilarating adventures and provides access to experiences across different playgrounds. The Company completes its lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories, and apparel portfolio to fully optimize the riding experience. Committed to growing responsibly, BRP is developing electric models for its existing product lines and exploring new low voltage and human assisted product categories. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, BRP has annual sales of CA$10.4 billion from over 130 countries and a global workforce of close to 20,000 driven, resourceful people. 
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Press Release by: Rotax Kart - 07/05/24

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