The Energica Eva: Prices and Features Announced!
A little while ago, we introduced to the exciting electric superbike from the Italian firm Energica. We saw it again and explored the model a with a little more detail but the company was quiet on a number of issues – firstly, the battery range and charging time, and secondly, the price. Now, they’ve given us the goods and if you’re still interested in the electric machine after reading the price, they’ve already started taking pre-orders…
Energica originally came up with the “Ego” concept, a superbike designed to thrill and wow the motorcycling world, and silence the electric naysayers – but for all of Ego’s magic, it lacked practicality. Energica returned to the stage with Eva, the next generation of their Ego concept, a naked roadster complete with minimal bodywork stylings, comfortable handlebars and a set of handy saddlebags. It looked the part, but it also performed admirably too, boasting a permanent magnet, oil cooled electric motor, capable of producing 95 horsepower; the peak torque figures were equally impressive, boasting 125.3 lb – ft, and it’s available straight from the word go. With a single speed transmission, no gears, no nonsense – just fluid power delivery.
But that’s to be expected. We already know that electric motorcycles are capable of impressive top speeds and lightning fast acceleration but that’s not what puts off the potential electric buying market: it’s the battery life and range that keeps everyone worried. Fortunately, the 2016 Energica Eva has got you covered – it comes with Fast Charging.
Available as an extra, the Fast Charger requires the bike to have absolutely no modifications of any kind, it’s just a handy DC plug-in. Energica boast that the Eva can charge from 0% to an incredible 80% in a mere 30 mins. With charge times like that, who cares about battery life and range? If you only need half an hour for a decent amount of charge, then range really doesn’t become an obstacle, does it?
But then of course, there’s the matter of the price – which is…expensive, to say the least. The Energica Eva is retailing at $34,544 (not including VAT). It’s a hefty price to pay when compared to a second hand sportsbike, isn’t it? But think of the fun you’d have riding one… If you’re interested, the company is currently taking pre-orders at its two US dealerships and it’s seven offices in Europe.