Electric superbikes? Ineed, electric motorbikes can go fast!
If you haven't heard of them yet, Energica Motor Company S.p.A. from the the Italian Motor Valley (think Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Ducati) in Modena is the first Italian manufacturer of supersport 100% electric motorcycles. With their design the company strives to display a combination of technology, innovation, and Italian tradition.
Ego is equipped with a synchronous oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets. It has 100kW (136 hp c.ca) of instantaneous power reaching from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and a torque of 195 Nm ranging from 0 rpm to 4700 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds to reach a top speed of 150 mph. It's range is estimated at 150 km. Eva, the naked roadster that derived from Ego, has a permanent magnet AC (PMAC) oil cooled motor that produces 70kW (95 hp c.ca) of instantaneous power and a torque of 170 Nm. The electric streetfighter has a range up to 200km (ECO mode) and can reach a top speed of 200km/h in Sport mode. It also has a lower seat than Ego, so it's easier to mount than the taller Ego, if the biker is perhaps a little shorter. All Energica models are fully compatible with commercial recharging stations or can be charged at home.
If you wish to see how fast the electric Energica Ego can really go, check out the video below where it raced against WSBK Kawasaki ZX10r racebike and Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 Super Trofeo!
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