Energica reports good Q1
Italian electric sportsbike specialist Energica says it closed the first quarter 2018 with a current order book that exceeds the total of sales of the previous year.
Recently announced by Dorna as the “spec” bike for the 2019 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, claimed to be the world’s first electric motorcycle competition, Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company S.p.A., said that “in the first few months of 2018 we have achieved an extraordinary result - our order book overtook total 2017 sales in just three months.
“This result was achieved thanks to the launch of our third model, the old school electric Eva EsseEsse9, and the involvement in the MotoE project. During 2017 we strengthened our presence in the U.S., appointing Stefano Benatti as CEO of Energica Motor Company Inc., who promoted the Energica operations already underway in California and worked on new commercial partnerships in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Francisco and Texas.
“In Europe we improved our sales network adding new commercial agreements in Germany, France, Italy and started negotiations in Eastern Europe, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates”.
Last year Energica became the first E-Bike manufacturer to join the CharIN e.v., an automotive industry consortium that was created to develop and promote the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles of all kinds.
Last year the company also achieved three important patents concerning crucial components used on each of its production bikes – the VCU (Vehicle Control Unit), Supply Unit heat management and its eABS technology.