No one would have saw it coming almost 50 years ago and now it is finally becoming reality. The FIM Moto-e World Cup will be making its debut in 2019 and unleash the new era of electric motorcycles. Dorna announced that the supplier for the new event will be none other than Italian innovator Energica.
Energica Motor Company S.p.A is the first manufacturer of electric motorcycles of high performance. Their concept stemmed from the eCRP 1.4, which clinched the runner-up World Champion and European Champion electric racing motorcycle title. The idea of the road version of Energica came after two years of racing.
All Energica models are equipped with DC fast-charging capability, which will allow the bike to recharge within 30 minutes, this is absolutely impressive.
“We are proud to have been chosen by Dorna and we are already committed to this project.” Said Livia Cevolini, CEO Energica Motor Company S.p.A.
“The passion for engines is what brought us here, to build new dream vehicles right at the beating heart of speed, Modena, the Italian Motor Valley. We took the electric field to another level: each Energica undergoes quality control and performance tests, and our R&D department is always focused on new technologies and their concrete application.”
“Our history comes from racing, our passion for this sector has never faded. Moto-e is an excellent project. After all, it is what we hoped since our racing years, now it can be managed professionally thanks to Dorna and its unique and long-lasting experience.”
“The FIM is very happy to support the development of new technologies, of which the new FIM Moto-e World Cup is an example. Energica is proving itself to be a reliable and expert leader in this sector and with the highly qualified support of Dorna we are sure that we are taking the road to success,” said Vito Ippolito, FIM President.
“The FIM Moto-e World Cup is a new and exciting project for Dorna, and it makes us very proud to announce Energica will be the supplier in this new venture. We believe in excellence, quality and performance and we cannot think of a better collaborator with whom to launch the FIM Moto-e World Cup. Energica are an industry-leading and innovative company and we look forward to the incredible spectacle of electric-powered racing together,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports.
We certainly cannot wait to witness what the Moto-e World Cup would look like!