Energica Motor Company

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Energica Motor Company S.p.A.
IndustryVehicle Manufacturing
FoundedModena, Italy (2014 (2014))
Founder
  • Livia Cevolini
  • Franco Cevolini
Headquarters,
Key people
  • Franco Cevolini Founder
  • Livia Cevolini Founder and CEO
  • Giampiero Testoni CTO
  • Andrea Vezzani CFO
Productselectric motorcycle
Websiteenergicamotor.com

Energica Motor Company is an Italian manufacturer of electric motorcycles. The Energica project was started in 2010 in Modena, Italy, by CRP Group, an international company involved in computer numerical control machining, additive manufacturing with advanced selective laser sintering materials windform. Energica Motor Company was officially founded in 2014 with the aim of creating high-performance sustainable motorcycles.

Concept[edit]

The Energica concept comes from the eCRP 1.4, the runner-up world champion and European champion electric racing motorcycle.[1]

The eCRP team realized in just 6 months a high-performed electric racing motorcycle. Energica benefits from the close relationship and consultation with parent company CRP Group. Energica first prototypes were manufactured using 3D printing and F1 technologies.[2]

Racing[edit]

In 2010 CRP designed and built the eCRP, the electric racing motorcycle. The eCRP 1.0 was unveiled during the "Cleaner Racing Conference" in Birmingham on January 13, 2010.[3] It was introduced by Lord Paul Drayson, UK's former Minister for Science and Innovation, with the support of the Motorsport Industry Association.

The eCRP, unlike most other electric racing motorcycles which were usually only a conversion of traditional combustion engines into electric vehicles, was created from the ground up as a real electric racing motorcycle, specifically designed for 100% electrical power. In later 2010 the eCRP 1.2 made its debut on the track at Assen, in the TTXGP EU with the professional rider Alessandro Brannetti.[4]

The eCRP 1.2 was the first competition version of the electric motorcycle made in CRP. On October 2 and 3 2010, the eCRP 1.2 competed at Brands Hatch and won the title of European Champion TTXGP 2010. The team went on podium at the World Final Albacete, taking second place. In 2011 CRP developed a new version of the Italian electric racing motorcycle, the eCRP 1.4.[5] The use of Additive Manufacturing and the innovative materials of the Windform product line represented a crucial stage in the construction of the electric racing motorcycle, carried out in collaboration with CRP Technology. The chassis of the electric racing motorcycle eCRP 1.4 featured a cast aluminum frame, welded aluminum swingarm and racing suspension.

The eCRP 1.4 was also equipped with a data logger and sensors with built-in GPS, a new racing dashboard, dual DC motor and integrated air cooling. The eCRP 1.4 was ideally suited for the two new classes of TTXGP, Formula 75 and Open Formula GP, as widely demonstrated by eCRP 1.2.

After two years of racing, the eCRP team started working on the road version: Energica.

Energica Ego - Energica Eva[edit]

In 2012 CRP presented at EICMA the running prototype of Energica and in 2013 launched the first model Ego.[6]

In April 2014 Ego45, the numbered luxury edition of Energica Ego, was unveiled at Top Marques, Monte-Carlo.[7] In November 2014 CRP presented at EICMA the birth of Energica Motor Company S.p.A. and Energica Motor Company Inc., the US division.[8] At the same time, the new born company unveiled the second model,[9] Energica Eva.[10]

The electric streetfighter was displayed alongside 3 Energica Ego configurations: Matte Pearl White, Matte Black and Energica Ego45 Carbon.[11]

Energica Ego and Energica Ego45 are on sale both through the company website and authorized dealers around United States and Europe. Energica Eva will be available for sale in 2016.

Dealers[edit]

In 2014 Energica Motor Company unveiled the official dealers network and announced the first Energica stores in US and Europe.[12]

The interest on Energica project is international,[13] especially in North America, where the company has met real opportunities for collaboration both in commercial and financial field.

Partners[edit]

ChargePoint and Energica have partnered to provide quick and easy access to the public charging locations on the ChargePoint network. ChargePoint put the EGO through its Vehicle Interoperability Program (VIP) to ensure the bike's software supports charging on the ChargePoint network and all standard chargers.

At the beginning of 2015 Energica completed in Europe the fast charge protocol testing that allows Ego to charge 80% of the battery in less than 20minutes, using the 20kW DC Chargers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eCRP 1.4 Electric Racebike to Be Officially Unveiled in Milan this April". Autoblog, March 2011. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  2. ^ "Energica Superbike Uses 3D Printing". 3D Printer Plans. Archived from the original on 2014-09-21. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  3. ^ "CRP Technology Launches the eCRP Electric Motorcycle for TTXGP and Beyond". Gas2.org, June 2010. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  4. ^ "Italy's Getting In On Electric Motorcycle Racing". Wired.com, December 2009. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  5. ^ "CRP Racing Unveils Electric Motorcycle". Earthtechling, April 2011. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  6. ^ "In Milan, Fashion on Two Wheels". The New York Times, November 2013. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  7. ^ Elliott, Hannah. "A Different Kind Of Cool: The First-Ever Electric Italian Superbike". Forbes, April 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  8. ^ "Italian firm offers the Tesla of super-cycles". USA Today, July 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  9. ^ "Energica Eva – Electrifyingly Naked". Asphalt&Rubber, November 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  10. ^ "World's First Electric Super Naked: Energica Eva, Eicma 2014". RideApart, November 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  11. ^ "The Ego Superbike: Riding in Style". Dujour Magazine, October 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  12. ^ "Energica Announces First US Dealer". InsidEVs, October 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  13. ^ "Teslas Are Great, But You Need To Check Out This $68,000 Italian Electric Superbike". Business Insider, October 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-20.

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