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Energica Motorcycle Company S.p.A.
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Based Flag of Italy Modena, Italy
Founded 2014 - Livia Cevolini; Franco Cevolini
Announced 12 December 2017[1]
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Official Website Energica

The Energica Motorcycle Company S.p.A., otherwise known simply as Energica, is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer who specialise in developing electrically powered motorbikes.[2] Formed as a subsidiary of the CRP Group, Energica were the first Italian manufacturer to produce an electric "supersport" motorcycle, and use advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3d printing.[2]

On 12 December 2017 Energica signed a deal with Dorna Sports SL to supply the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, with their Ego Corsa model becoming the series' base bike.[1]

Background

Energica's origins can be traced back to 2009, when the CRP Group began investigations into developing an electric motorcycle.[2] eCRP duly developed a racing bike, which first hit the track in late 2010, being the first electric bike to be built from the ground up, rather than trace its origins to a bike with an internal combustion engine.[2] Two years of racing the eCRP saw the group claim various eRoadRacing titles, prompting eCRP to begin work on developing a road legal electric motorcycle.[2]

An Ego Complex

eCRP would subsequently rename itself as the Energica Motorcycle Company in November 2014, having already launched its first road worthy bike, the Ego.[2] The Ego was subsequently refined and partially relaunched as the Ego45, while a second Engergica model, the Eva, was launched at the same time as their name change.[2] The group subsequently began developing a racing version of the Ego, named the Ego Corsa in 2017.[2]

MotoE History

Energica were first involved in the FIM MotoE World Cup project in late 2017, when they were approached by Dorna Sports SL to build bikes for the all-electric race series.[1] A deal between the two was subsequently announced on 12 December 2017, with Energica becoming the new series' sole supplier of bikes.[1] An order of eighteen Ego Corsa bikes was subsequently sent to the manufacturer after the series launch on 6 February 2018, with testing beginning soon after.[3]

A Destructive Spark

Ahead of the inaugural 2019 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup a major fire on 14 March 2019 destroyed all of the series' Ego Corsa bikes, as well as their equipment.[4] The fire, caused by a short-circuit on a recharged battery, also destroyed all of the facilities set up to support the series at the Jerez circuit, with Energica immediately investigating how the failure had happened.[5] Energica would also commit to building eighteen new Ego Corsas before the end of May 2019, with another pre-season test scheduled to test the new crop of bikes.[6]

Products

Energica currently supply all eighteen Ego Corsa bikes to the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, serving as the series' sole manufacturer.[1]

References

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References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'STRAIGHT TO THE RACING HEART: ENERGICA TO SUPPLY MOTORCYCLES FOR FIM ENEL MOTOE WORLD CUP', energicamotor.com, (Energica Motorcycle Company S.p.A., 12/12/2017), https://www.energicamotor.com/8524-energica-supply-motorcycles-fim-motoe-world-cup/, (Accessed 06/07/2019)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 'ABOUT US', energicamotor.com, (Energica Motorcycle Company S.p.A., 2019), https://www.energicamotor.com/about-us/, (Accessed 11/07/2019)
  3. Jake Kilshaw, 'MOTOE: MotoGP Organizer Dorna Launches Electric Motorbike Series', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 06/02/2018), https://e-racing365.com/other-series/motoe/motogp-organizer-dorna-launches-electric-motorbike-series/, (Accessed 06/07/2019)
  4. Oriol Puigdemont; Valentin Khorounzhiy, 'All MotoE bikes destroyed in Jerez fire', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/03/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/motoe/news/jerez-fire-bikes-destroyed/4352249/, (Accessed 11/07/2019)
  5. Aaron League, 'Dorna reveals cause of MotoE paddock fire', emotomag.com, (Clubhouse Media Group Ltd., 15/03/2019), http://emotomag.com/dorna-reveals-cause-of-motoe-paddock-fire/, (Accessed 11/07/2019)
  6. Jake Kilshaw, 'MOTOE: New MotoE Bikes to Be Built by End of May', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 05/05/2019), https://e-racing365.com/other-series/motoe/new-motoe-bikes-to-be-built-by-end-of-may/, (Accessed 11/07/2019)

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