A new era of electric motorcycle racing is becoming a reality with the FIM Moto-e World Cup in 2019. Dorna, the commercial rights holder to races, has announced the bikes for will be supplied by Italian e-bike manufacturer Energica Motor Company, with the tires supplied by Michelin. The Cup was attempted in 2013, but the last two races had to be cancelled as suitable venues were unavailable in the necessary time and no world final was held. The bike model that will be used is the Energica EGO, the worlds first street-legal e-bike, which features a custom RMS PM Family motor drive. The bike features a top speed of 150 mph (240kph), and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. It does not have a gearbox or clutch, instead using a ride-by-wire system allowing the driver to control the acceleration torque of the motor, and use regenerative torque or engine breaking for deceleration.
Genovation Cars recently revealed its new Corvette C7-based electric sports car, the GXE, at the 2018 CES show in Las Vegas. Boasting 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, the car features two electric motors each powered by an RMS PM250. The car has a 0-60 mph time of less than 3 seconds, a top speed above 220 mph, and a 61.6 kWh battery pack giving the car a maximum range of 175 miles.
The last generation of GXE, based on the C6 Corvette, set the land speed record for an electric street-legal car in 2016 with a top speed of 205.6 mph.
Here is a short documentary featuring one of our customers, The Northshore Automotive Technology Program. This group of students from Bothell High School in Washington state set out to break the world record for a AC powered Dragster.
Our customer, the Italian e-bike manufacturer Energica, headquartered in Modena, Italy, has announced plans for a flagship store in San Francisco. This news also came with the debut of their new Eva streetfighter e-bike in California in a 725 km ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
The Energica Eva is reported to retail at $34,000 and is expected to be available in July with the opening of the San Francisco store. The bike is capable of speeds up to 200kph and has a range of 200km in ECO mode.