Those planning to watch the Formula E World Championship taking place in Vancouver next year could have the opportunity to cheer on a locally owned team.
Edward Sylvan is the CEO of Sycamore Entertainment Group Inc., the company behind SEGI.TV, a free on-demand streaming service. A Vancouver resident, Sylvan is launching the first locally-owned all-electric race car team just in time to be a hopeful competitor in Vancouver’s inaugural Formula E World Championship in 2022.
Through his streaming platform, Sylvan is already involved in the world of motor and Esports as a primary sponsor for the Chip Ganassi Racing team in the Extreme E racing series. Looking to establish hometown status for the Formula E team Sylvan’s team needs to take the last available spot in the all-electric world championship.
“There’s no city more conducive to Formula E than Vancouver,” Sylvan said in a recent release, pointing to the City of Vancouver’s excitement for the racing event. “The last time something as life-changing as the electrification of vehicles happened, it was the advent and commercialization of the computer. Look how that changed all our lives! Electric vehicles are the next phase.”
The Canadian round of the Formula E circuit, the 2022 Vancouver E-Prix, will take place in East False Creek over three days of the 2022 Canada Day long weekend.