Energica Eva at Golden Gate Bridge on California 1 tour from LA to San FranciscoEnlarge Photo
For me, one of its most critical differences that you can order the EVA with DC fast charging (using a CCS connector) built in. This cuts charging time to 20 minutes with no additional chargers to carry.
On my cross-country electric motorcycle tours, I've always had to carry 30 pounds or more of charging equipment. Both the Eva and the Ego have a built in charger, a huge benefit.
The charging infrastructure for the CCS standard has grown considerably over the past year, with more than 1,000 sites available today comprising more than 2,000 outlets.
The CCS charging outlet is under the seat, accessible by using the key to the bike.
Several people have taken long distance trips on Energica’s bikes including a 1,000-km (620-mile) trip by two people on Egos, a WAVE Trophy entry that covered 2,500 km (1,550 mi) in eight days, and a California Tour up the Pacific Coastal Highway that measured 450 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco and used only fast charging along the way.
This is a very exciting development—not just for Energica, but for the electric motorcycle industry.
Dashboard of Energica Eva electric motorcycle while fast charging during test ride, SF Bay AreaEnlarge Photo
With over a dozen dealers in Europe, and now two dealers in the U.S., it will be interesting to see how many buyers opt for the Eva versus the Ego, since the two cost the same.
The company is currently offering a promotion for a guaranteed trade-in value plus a $6,600 bonus reward when you trade in an exciting bike and purchase an Eva or Ego.
The Eva has great performance, high quality components, and great looks—meaning Energica now has a second terrific entry into the electric motorcycle market.