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Recharge electric motorbike in 5 minutes

A Canadian company is working on battery technology that will recharge an electric motorcycle in about five minutes without reducing battery life. The discovery by GBatteries is a potential boost for electric motorcycles and other vehicles as recharging time, not range anxiety, is the biggest hurdle. Harley-Davidson claims its LiveWire electric motorcycle can be recharged …

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Energica eases electric range anxiety

If range anxiety is the biggest hurdle for electric motorcycles, Italian company Energica, who supplies the bikes for MotoE, may have the answer. Their new Ego and Eva have a larger battery with up 400km (250 miles) of range. Now that’s a substantial amount and it should ease any range anxiety you might feel about …

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Fire destroys electric race bikes

A fire that destroyed 18 Energica electric motorcycles for the upcoming MotoE series at five MotoGP events this year has inflamed concerns about electric vehicle fires. The cause of the Energica blaze seems to be a short circuit in one of their charging units. However, there are other causes for electric vehicle fires which have …

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Will cameras replace motorbike mirrors?

Will rear-facing cameras and screens one day replace conventional motorcycle wing mirrors and will a smartwatch replace your ignition key? This is the vision of Italian electric motorcycle company, Energica, which will supply the electric bikes for the MotoE series in next year’s MotoGP season. Their Bolid-e concept motorcycle is a joint project called Smart …

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Kymco teases loud electric superbike

Taiwanese scooter company Kymco looks set to move into the superbike category with a loud electric model if this teaser video is any guide. It was filmed at the French round of World Superbikes at Magny-Cours. The video simply asks spectators “What’s speed?”, “What’s energy?”, “What’s the motorbike of the future?” and “What’s the sound of …

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Europeans plug into electric motorcycles

Motorcycle sales in Europe are finally on the rise again, up 7.2%, but it seems Europeans are more keen to plug into electric bikes with registrations up a massive 49%. Two of every three electric two wheelers sold are urban-oriented electric pedal-assisted mopeds and scooters. Electric motorcycles are still only one in four, but growing. The …

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Energica unveils MotoE race bike

Italian electric motorcycle company Energica has unveiled its race bike for the 2019 MotoE World Cup series to be run at select MotoGP rounds. The electric race series is expected to be run only at European rounds with 18 bikes from the seven privateer MotoGP teams running two bikes each and four teams from the …

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Energica powers 2019 electric MotoGP

Electric bikes will race in support MotoGP races from 2019 and the Italian electric motorcycle company Energica will supply the bikes. The FIM Moto-e World Cup will run as a support event at select MotoGP rounds around the world. There is no word yet on which rounds will feature the electric races, but they expect …

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Hot new Energica electric stays cool

Italian electric sports bike company Energica has unveiled a scrambler concept that finally shows how their patent-pending battery avoids overheating and losing power. Designer Paolo Iemmi says the concept (pictured above) is named after the EsseEsse9 road that snakes through the Italian motor valley where the company is situated. “We melded the future of mobility …

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Naked Italian electric motorcycle unveiled

Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica has produced a naked version of its Ego superbike. The Eva electric streetfighter is slightly less powerful, but can be recharged to 80% capacity in 3.5 hours. It’s still a long way from being palatable to a lot of buyers, but at least it sits in the growing category of naked …

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