Energica, the Italian manufacturer of all-electric motorcycles, achieved Euro 4 homologation for the brand’s 2017 model year. Following testing, specs of the Energica Ego and Energica Eva bikes have been released — revealing power increases. Also announced were new On Board Diagnostics (OBD) and extended terms for battery warranty.
The Energica-developed Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) does all the monitoring, mapping, and management of the bikes’ systems — able to make adjustments one hundred times per second. Because the Ego and Eva are piloted completely via ride-by-wire, the motorcycles have no gearboxes or clutches. They each have a Park Assist which keeps the bike slowly rolling up to 2.8 km/h, and four riding modes: Urban, Eco, Rain, and Sport.
They both are powered by oil-cooled, synchronous motors with permanent magnets and adjustable regenerative torque braking with four maps: Low, Medium, High, and Off. A coasting features makes use of a neutral position between acceleration and regeneration. The Ego and Eva can be recharged at outdoor column stations or at home, via a cable or remotely via Bluetooth connectivity.
The Ego, Energica’s electric sport bike, was developed by race engineers with decades of Formula One and Le Mans experience. It now delivers 145 PS with a maximum power of 107 kW at 6,000 rpm, and 200 Nm of torque. Top speed is limited at 240 km/h.
The Eva, Energica’s naked streetfighter, produces 108 PS with 80 kW of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 180 Nm of torque. Top speed is limited at 200 km/h.
Energica also incorporates OBD into the 2017 model year as per European regulations. The standard software will communicate with universal diagnostic tools so any workshop can access data for repairs. The company has also extended battery warranty terms from three years (50,000 km) to extended periods of five years (100,000 km).