Top 5 new Electric Motorcycles coming in 2020
This is the present and the future. There is no denial in the fact that people will eventually stop filling their vehicles with liquefied dinosaurs and shift to electric. Not because they’ll like it but because there won’t be an option in the future. So automotive manufacturers have already begun the race to be at the top when that happens, and have kept their workforce busy in spinning out vehicles for the future.
Time and again, it has been proved that electric/hybrid vehicles have an overwhelming advantage, especially to ride within the town, and this evolution has been a gradual process for some – and an exciting start for others. Here are the top five electric mobility options you can buy in 2020 to hum around town, and feel good about doing something for the environment.
2019 Energica Ego
Italian EV-bike builder Energica buffed up its Ego superbike for MY2019 with a number of comfort- and control-centric features intended to increase its appeal and viability as an alternative to internal combustion bikes. Not only does the factory show due concern for performance, but it goes farther than most to retain the smoker-bike look that lets the Ego blend right in with a crowd of the usual super/street suspects. Electric bikes are still fighting to expand the toehold it has in the market, and it’s bikes like this that the still-burgeoning genre needs to continue to grow. Think I’m overselling it? Just wait till you see what all the Ego has going on under the hood before you make that call.
The Energica EgoGP bike breaks cover
Last year, Dorna Sports, S.L., the commercial entity that holds the rights to conduct all MotoGP Championships and all forms of supersport and superbike racing held around the world, announced that it would be conducting races that will consist of electrically powered Energica Ego superbikes running the circuits.
In a launch event held yesterday at Officine Farneto in Rome, Dorna announced more details about the electric racing with showcasing of the race-spec Energica EgoGP along with naming the series the “FIM Enel MotoE World Cup” from its inception in 2019.
Energica becomes the motorcycle supplier for FIM Moto-E World Cup
Dorna Sports, S.L. is that commercial entity that holds the rights to conduct all MotoGP Championships and all forms of supersport and superbike racing held around the world. Now, this organization is prepping up for conducting races that will consist of electrically powered superbikes. The FIM Moto-E World Cup.
Drona has awarded the ’one make’contract to an Italian electric performance motorcycle manufacturer, Energica, after considering a Belgian company, Sarolea, and Lightning Motorcycles of the USA as contenders for the supplier.
The FIM Moto-e World Cup is becoming a reality in 2019 and will run on Energica Ego motorcycles.
Electric bikes are really coming along nicely and the market is responding in kind, evidenced by sales of Energica’s Ego outstripping production to the point that it reached “sold out” status just over halfway through the model year.
While the Ego and limited-production Ego45 are pure sex on two wheels, Energica designed the Eva as a more pragmatic, naked streetfighter meant to capitalize on the growing interest in minimalist/bare muscle bikes. This is an important move since it advances the cause and fosters the legitimacy of electric bikes in general by showing a selection of styles that smoker-bike riders will readily recognize.
Continue reading for my review of the Energica Eva.
Welcome to our brave new world, where clean (green?) energy is finally emerging from under the corporate boot heels of big coal and oil interests. Technological leaps come quickly, and the various industries can scarcely keep up with the improvements as they scramble to take advantage of it. Recent advances in battery technology are giving rise to truly functional vehicular designs, and the 2016 Ego from Energica is an excellent example of just how viable electric bikes can be, at least as far as raw performance goes. In fact, this battery-powered adrenaline mill could give many dino-juice sportbikes a run for their money – as long as it was a short race, anyway.
Continue reading for my review of the 2016 Energica Ego.
We live in a day and age where technological advancements abound, and it seems that nearly every week sees the release of something bigger-better-faster-smaller than before – by a significant margin. It is through this lens that I view the new, 2016 Ego45 from Energica. While I am unsure if the model name “Ego” means something in Italian, or if it’s a declaration of what the bike is meant to stroke, the end result is the same – this is one heck of a bike, electric or not!
Sure, there are a handful of other manufacturers making electric bikes, but in terms of performance and luxe features the Ego45 stands head and shoulders above the rest (so far). Any ambiguities in the name ends with the number “45,” as this is to be a numbered, limited-production model with only 45 scheduled to be built per special order. This adds an element of exclusivity to an otherwise already remarkable machine, and is sure to be a draw for riders who want that “little something extra.” Let’s take a look at what else you get with the Ego45, other than membership to a rather exclusive only-45-in-the-entire-world club.
Continue reading for my review of the 2016 Energica Ego45.
I’ve always been a huge proponent of motorcycle companies thriving in the industry. That extends from the biggest brands like Yamaha and Kawasaki to niche manufacturers like Brammo and Energica. So it’s pretty nice to see a company like Energica finding some heavyweight help as it continues its search for funding.
After some negotiations, Energica has finally enlisted the help of UBS to become its sole financial advisor as it continues to search for funding for the company’s two electric bikes, the Ego and the Eva.
Some people might scoff at the thought of seeing an investment bank with the status of UBS go and help out a start-up brand like Energica, but I’m guessing that UBS saw a lot of potential in what Energica is trying to sell. That or it’s using Energica as a platform for a future business in the field. Either scenario makes some sense, but the important thing here now is that Energica has a reputable banking institution on its side in its quest for funding.
The specific details of the Energica-UBS partnership has yet to be disclosed, but if you’re Energica, this development is a good sign that you have a bank that can help convince investors to put some money in your business.
That’s always been one of the biggest problems of any start-up business and fortunately for Energica, it might get through that phase of financial uncertainty with some cash to spend.
I hope everything works out for Energica. It would be interesting to see the Ego and Eva bikes on the road, not to mention other new products it could develop in the future.
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The new Energica Ego will be available for orders in 2015, but the company has released a preproduction model which is pretty close to the final version.
The new sports motorcycle represents a step into the future of electric two wheelers and is packed with a comprehensive list of modern technologies.
On paper, the Energica Ego’s specs look pretty cool. At its heart lies a permanent magnet ac (pmac), oil cooled motor that cranks out 100 kW available from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and 195 Nm of electric torque available at its peak from 0 to 4700 rpm. The engine can propel you to a top speed of 240 kmph and is powered by a set of 11.7 kWh batteries which offer a range of 150 km at a constant speed of 80 km/h or 50 km at maximum speeds.
For the moment, we don’t have the exact price of the motorcycle, but we can expect it to be somewhere around the $23,000 mark, which is a pretty decent number.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2015 Energica Ego.