The Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer has today announced that they has received official accreditation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their superbike, the Energica Ego.
This means that the Ego is now legally able to be ridden on public roads in the United States. Deliveries of the Ego will commence in Q3 of this year which is supposedly almost sold out. A second batch expected in the following quarter.
The big selling point according to Energica is that this is a true blooded Italian superbike but with no emissions. It’s powered by a synchronous oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets. It has 100kW (136 hp) of instantaneous power reaching from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and a torque of 195 Nm ranging from 0 rpm to 4700 rpm. The Energica Ego accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds to reach a top speed of 150 mph. Range is 100 kilometers at a sustained speed of 100 kp/h.
The price of the Ego will be approximately $34,000 though subsidies may apply given it’s all electric nature.