The Annual Consumer Electronic show in Las Vegas isn’t usually where you’d expect to find motorcycles, but with the continuing growth of electric bikes that fact has changed in recent years. Italian company Energica who produce the Energica Evo and the soon to be released naked Eva, are at CES this year with Chargepoint, the company behind the largest EV charging network in the world.
The reason for the presence is that Energica is teaming up with Chargepoint to provide all owners of their motorcycles with the ability to use the Chargepoint network. All buyers of new Ego or Eva bikes receive a membership to Chargepoint, allowing them to use any of the 20,000 fast charging stations in the US which provide enough energy to get you underway again in 60 minutes.
The Energica Ego and Eva are both marketed as electric superbikes, being able to hit 100 kph (around 62mph) in less than 3 seconds onto a limited top speed of 240 kph. The Eva will be mechanically the same, save for the lack of bodywork but no release date or pricing has yet been announced.