Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica Motor Company has set up a new department entirely dedicated to the MotoE project. Energica has been chosen by Dorna as the single manufacturer for 2019 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, the first electric superbike class in the MotoGP Championship which will begin from the 2019 season. Energica has created a new area for the development and construction of the Ego Corsa racebikes to be used in the 2019 MotoE competition. In a statement, the company has said that the new racing department is located within the Energica production area and will also manage special and custom made projects, without going into specifics of what these 'custom' projects will be.
"The new department is part of Energica's evolution," said Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company SpA. "The new area will develop and produce the Ego Corsa racebikes involved in the next FIM Enel MotoE World Cup and will have 5 workstations. We currently have 5 highly professional experts dedicated to MotoE, but we are looking for new profiles, among others, to complete the team of the new department."
Energica's MotoE department area has been set up and developed in collaboration with Sonic Equipment and BikeLift companies, official Energica sponsors, and companies specialised in workshop equipment. Sonic Equipment is an experienced global specialist in the development and production of professional hand tools and trolley systems for the automotive industry. Bike-Lift is a leading manufacturer of equipment and accessories for motorcycle workshops.
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The Energica Ego Corsa has been showcased at demo laps at MotoGP rounds this year, with a renowned racer piloting the Ego Corsa at a hot lap across circuits. Energica has already reported record sales numbers for the first half of 2018, without going into specific sales volumes. With the MotoE championship and an increasing interest in electric mobility and electric sportbikes, Energica looks set on an impressive growth trajectory in the next few years. Energica currently has three production models on sale - the Energica Eva, Energica Ego and the Energica Eva EsseEsse9.