Energica EGO Debuted in US and becomes ChargePoint’s first electric motorcycle partner
Campbell, Calif.– Handcrafted in Modena Italy, the Energica EGO an electric superbike that seamlessly combines technology and innovation. ChargePoint – the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network – is proud to partner for the EGO’s launch ensuring new owners have access to the over 18,000 ChargePoint charging locations in North America.
Energica Ego is the world’s first Italian electric superbike, a cutting edge green product that can count on relevant technical partners beside being built with F1 technologies as 3D Printing process. Energica Ego can reach a top speed of 240 km/h and is equipped with Vehicle Control Unit and an innovative multi-map system for energy management. The 100 kW engine, the extraordinary 195 Nm torque and a characteristic whistling sound are what makes Energica Ego “the next big thing”.
“The electric EGO sacrifices nothing in its sleek design, superior performance and substantial range giving drivers the ability to easily move from the race track to city streets,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO. “We are thrilled to see electric mobility moving beyond cars – the more variety the better giving people a range of high performance electric transportation to choose from.”
ChargePoint has 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. Energica is also supplying the EGO owners ChargePoint membership cards at no additional cost when they purchase the bike ensuring they have immediate access to the world’s largest network of EV charging stations.
“We are thrilled to launch the new EGO alongside the leader in EV.” said Livia Cevolini, Energica Motor Company CEO. “We want to grow here, in the US market, and by partnering with ChargePoint we will be able to provide Ego owners a first-class experience from driving to charging.”
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ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 17,000 charging locations and a 70%+ market share. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based software. ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.
ChargePoint’s real-time network information including the availability of charging locations throughout the nation is available through the ChargePoint mobile app, online and via the navigation systems in top-selling EVs including the new BMW i3 and the Nissan LEAF. Every 10 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 4.5 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 3.9 million gallons of gasoline and driven 93 million gas free miles.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.
About Energica EGO
Energica Ego represents the first high-performed Italian electric motorcycle coming from the passion and experience of CRP Group.
Officially presented at Eicma 2012 as a running prototype, Energica Ego features exceptional technical partners.
Ego is equipped with a PMAC synchronous motor with permanent magnets and with a power of 100Kw oil cooled and a torque of 195 Nm from 0 rpm to 4700 rpm.
Energica Ego has a range of 150 km at a speed of 80 km/h. The battery has a nominal capacity of 11.7 kWh and can be recharged within 3,0-3.5h (0-100% SOC) with J1772 standard 3kw charge and in 30 min (0-85% SOC) with a 20kw DC Fast Charge Combo2.The braking system is by Brembo and the ABS system is by Bosch.
Energica Ego is Internet ready with high real time connectivity, equipped with Vehicle Control Unit and an innovative multi-map system for energy management.
Energica Ego is on sale in Matte Pearls White and Matte Black colors. First deliveries in spring 2015.
For more information about Energica Ego, visit www.energicasuperbike.com