Italian electric motorcycle firm to showcase new concept at EICMA.
It’s their sixth consecutive year at the EICMA show in Milan, and whilst the majority of those showings have centered around either the Ego and Eva offerings, this year we’re expecting something new from Energica, the Modena-based company.
An entirely new concept machine which – according to Energica themselves – will be ““an evolution of styles and technologies already adopted in our models; bringing the most recent of the two-wheeled sports market trend”.
Quite what that means in reality is anybody’s guess. But it’s fair to say that the concept will build on the developments that have been made around their top-of-the-range Ego model; a model that already boasts 100kW of power (equivalent to around 136 hp), 196 Nm of torque, a 0-60 mph of 3 seconds and a top speed of 150mph.
A foundation of that concept plan however will be the news that Energica are intending to partner with several utility companies (primarily in Italy and the US) in order to upgrade the charging technology to make use of 20kW fast-chargers.
Electric bikes are expected to be in abundance at EICMA this year, INTERMOT had a whole hall dedicated to battery-powered transport, but with most of the major manufacturers yet to announce a series foray into the electric motorcycle market, 2017/18 is going to be an important couple of years for smaller, trailblazers such as Energica.