Energica, maker of the Eva and Ego electric superbikes, has unveiled its first branded fast charging station at Selva di Val Gardena, in the Dolomites region of Italy. The 50 kW Combo CCS fast charger is the first in a network that will cover roads loved by motorcyclists.
Automakers and governments are installing chargers around the world, but these tend to be located in cities and along highway corridors. Motorcyclists like riding mountain and seaside roads that are often located far away from the well-traveled routes served by existing chargers. Energica plans to fill the gaps to open up scenic routes to electric motorcycle riders.
The company is in the process of selecting locations, and the first round of installations in Italy and in California is to be deployed by the end of 2017.
Energica is working in partnership with several companies (utilities, hardware manufacturers, charging service providers), and will either co-finance the installation of dedicated chargers or facilitate access to existing ones. For example, in the Netherlands, Energica owners receive four years of free fast charging through local network Fastned.
“With this new installation, motorcyclists and other EV customers will finally be able to discover the amazing Dolomites area with fully electric vehicles and without any range anxiety” said Energica CEO Livia Cevolini.