Energica Aims To Install Fast Chargers For Motorcycles Along The Most Traveled Routes

6 months ago by Mark Kane 3

Energica: Value Plan

Energica: Value Plan

Energica EGO at FastNed Charging Station

Energica EGO at FastNed Charging Station

Energica has announced its Value Plan strategy for next year, which consists of two different programs to entice consumers to purchase its EGO and EVA electric motorcycles.

The first is the Fast Charge Infrastructure Program, under which the Italian company intends to install DC fast chargers along the most popular roads motorcyclists love to travel (or failing that, partner with existing charging networks already in place).

This project will cost Energica up to €1 million, and is focused initially on Italy and California, while in the Netherlands a partnership with Fastned provides 4 years of free unlimited charging.

Because Energica’s motorcycles are 11.7 kWh, the company will be more than happy utilizing 20 kW CCS Combo chargers.

“Fast Charge Infrastructure Program

Energica is the unique EV Motorcycle with DC fast-charge technology based on CCS Combo that allows the bike to charge 80% of battery in 20 minutes.

Energica intends to deploy an installation plan of fast charge points targeting the best roads motorcyclists love to ride through.

In partnership with several companies (Utilities, Hardware provider, charging services) Energica will either co-finance the installations of dedicated chargers (DC technology 20kw, Combo CCS standard plugs) or facilitate the access to existing ones.  This will allow Energica customers to enjoy the best roads without any range anxiety. Automotive industry and Governments are investing on the main corridors but Motorcyclists like riding mountains/hills/sea roads often located far away from them. Energica will fill the gap to guarantee EV motorcycle rides.

A detailed plan on routes is in process according to Energica dealership network and a first round of installations has been identified in some locations in Italy and in California to be deployed by 2017 season.

In the areas where charging networks are already available Energica facilitates customers to use them. In The Netherlands Energica has the option to use fast charge network for free thanks to an agreement with Fastned Company that provides 4 years fast charge through the growing network with 20-30 minutes average charging time.

Energica intends to develop a plan according to EV sales growth and market regions in partnership with EV infrastructures players.

The fast-charge installation project foresees multiyear plan with prospective investment up to 1.mln € according to market areas and needs, starting from for Italian region and California, to be deployed by spring 2017, covered under the marketing budget.”

energica-eva-electric-streetfighter

Energica EVA

There is also second, independent part of the strategy to guarantee no less than 50% of the initial price after 24 months combined with 100.000 km or 5 years warranty on the battery.

“Value Promotion. The used market warrantee program.

Energica is working on a plan to warrantee the value of 2 years used Energica motorcycles. The plan is based on a package of measures including that the manufacturer will guarantee the value of the vehicles sold minimum 50% of the initial price after 24 months, VAT included. The plan works as follows:

1.     Trade-in of the motorcycle for the purchase of a new Energica model: The official Energica Dealer undertakes to evaluate the motorcycle given in trade-in at 50% of the retail price + € 6.000,00 VAT Included. This part is paid as over-valuation by Energica.

2.     Super-warranty of the battery for 100.000km or 5 years.[1]

After 24 months from the motorcycle registration (minus 1 as notice), the Customer, based on its own feeling experience, has to choose between the two options.

The trade-in of the motorcycle will be up to the local dealer that originally sold the bike. The extra bonus will be paid directly to final customers by Energica Motor Company. The plan is covered under the “sales support costs” approved in the official business plan.

[1] Whichever occurs sooner”

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3 responses to "Energica Aims To Install Fast Chargers For Motorcycles Along The Most Traveled Routes"

  1. Bernhard says:

    For a light weight motor cycle it might make sense to use DC charging even at low power level (20 kW) in order to avoid the additional weight and volume of a strong AC charger.
    Otherwise with AC 22 kW there would already be an existing “supercharger” network with more than 10.000 Type 2 22 kW plugs in Europe and their equivalent Level2 chargers with 80A in North America.
    The solution of Renault ZOÉ using the motor electronics and inductivity also for fast AC charging, might have been the best solution for a bike with a relatively small battery but strong motor.

  2. Gary Moore says:

    20 kW is enough for Energica motorcycles, using AC FAST can be challenging for a motorcycle with reduced internal spaces.
    Moreover the weight of the motorcycle with AC fast charging would be higher

  3. steven says:

    When the charging network covers the I-95 corridor*, give me a call.

    *The whole thing, Maine to Florida.