EV Life | 9/11/2020

Everything You Need to Know About Charging the Energica Ego and Eva Motorcycles


Team ChargePoint

Charging Energica Electric Motorcycles

Energica Motors is an Italian manufacturer dedicated to creating high-performing electric motorcycles for racing, city and highway riding. The first Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles, Energica has always been focused solely on motorcycles and for the last decade have been dedicated to electric motorcycles. Currently, the company offers three models for everyday city and highway riding: the Ego, Eva Ribelle and Eva EsseEsse9. These models bring craftsmanship and technical precision to everyday riding for exhilarating power and usable range.

Recently, our friend Nico Rosberg raffled off his Energica Ego for charity to benefit the German charity Stiftung RTL and the Italian Red Cross, for purposes including and COVID-19 relief.

Compare the Energica motorcycles’ features and find the best ways to charge.

  Energica EGO and EGO+ Energica Eva Ribelle Energica Eva EsseEsse9 and EsseEsse9+
Starting MSRP

EGO $19,540

EGO+ $23,870

$22,160

EVA EsseEsse9 $17,620

EVA EsseEsse9+ $21,350

All-electric range

EGO+: 250 miles city, 112 highway, 143 combined 

EGO: 124 miles city, 80 highway, 100 combined

250 miles city, 112 highway, 143 combined 

EsseEsse9+: 250 miles city, 112 highway, 143 combined

EsseEsse9 City: 124 miles city, 80 highway, 100 combined 

Battery Size

EGO+: 21.5 kWh max and 18.9 kWh nominal

EGO: 13.4 kWh max and 11.7 kWh nominal

21.5 kWh max, 18.9 kWh nominal

EsseEsse9+: 21.5 kWh max and 18.9 kWh nominal

EsseEsse9: 13.4 kWh max and 11.7 kWh nominal

Connector Type SAE J1772 and CCS SAE J1772 and CCS SAE J1772 and CCS
DC Fast Charging 80% in 40 minutes 80% in 40 minutes 80% in 40 minutes
Seats 1 1 1
Available Features

Horsepower: 145 hp

Torque: 148 ft lb

Top speed: 150 mph

Horsepower: 145 hp

Torque: 159 ft lb

Top speed: 125 mph

Horsepower: 109 hp

Torque: 148 ft lb

Top speed: 125 mph

Warranty 2 years on vehicle; 3 years or 31,000 miles on battery 2 years on vehicle; 3 years or 31,000 miles on battery 2 years on vehicle; 3 years or 31,000 miles on battery
Wheels  Cast Aluminum: front 3.5” x 17” / rear 5.5” x 17” Cast Aluminum: front 3.5” x 17” / rear 5.5” x 17” Cast Aluminum: front 3.5” x 17” / rear 5.5” x 17”
Styles EGO, EGO+ previous model Eva 107 Eva EsseEsse9, Eva EsseEsse9+

Charging Your Energica Motorcycle at Home

This part is easy. A Level 2 home EV charger like ChargePoint Home Flex will charge all Energica motorcycles to full range in about 3 hours, making owning an electric motorcycle even easier and more convenient. A basic Level 1 charger, or simple wall outlet, will also charge these models but will take much longer.

Tip: If you don’t live in a single-family home, we can help you get EV charging at your  apartment or condo, as well as find places to charge around town with the  ChargePoint app.  

Charging Your Energica Motorcycle at Work and Around Town

When you’re charging outside the house (if you are able to go anywhere safely during the COVID-19 pandemic!), charging at work is usually the most convenient option because you can leave your vehicle to get a full charge while it’s sitting in the lot anyway. More and more workplaces have been adding EV charging as an added benefit for their employees as EVs become increasingly popular. If you’re looking for EV charging and your workplace doesn’t have stations yet, ask your facilities or property manager and you might soon be able to charge at work... whenever you go back to the office, that is.

Energica Motorcycles

To the extent that they’re open, you can find places to charge at restaurants, stores and other places around town in the ChargePoint app. Many businesses want you to spend more time in their stores by offering charging for their customers. So, even if your favorite store doesn’t yet have charging, it may soon be a reality. All our public stations are compatible with J1772 charging ports so every EV on the market, including all Energica motorcycle makes and models, can charge at ChargePoint stations. Once you get to your charging destination, simply tap your phone on the station to start charging so you can go about your day.

Fast Charging the Energica Motorcycle

DC fast charging gives EV drivers more flexibility to go where they want and be able to get a lot of range quickly, and it's ideal for long rides on your electric motorcycle. All Energica models have DC fast charging capability (using the CCS connector) and can charge to 80% range in 40 minutes, getting you back on the road faster. Make sure you choose the Energica model you have when signing up for the ChargePoint app and we'll show the fast charging spots that will work for your motorcycle.

How much will it cost to charge an Energica?

It will cost** about $2.41 to add about 100 miles to both the Energica EGO and EsseEsse9 models and about $3.87 for the Eva Ribelle. This is pretty average for other electric vehicles with similar range, and much cheaper than driving a gas car. Keep in mind that the price of charging is set by the station owner and many stations offer free or discounted charging, so you could be paying even less. The ChargePoint app will show you the latest pricing and station info when searching for places to charge so everything you need to know is in one place. You can also use our EV savings calculator to see how much you could save by driving electric.

Energica Ego

The cost of charging at home will differ based on how much you drive and the price of electricity in your area, but it will most likely be cheaper than gas. If you buy an EV or home charger, you may be eligible for incentives in your state (including a 30% tax credit for home charger and installation) or a special EV charging rate plan.

What’s Next for Energica

According to the company's website, “Energica core R&D activities are aimed to achieving knowledge to design new products and improve the ones already on sale.” The electric motorcycle company has a bright future in creating and developing electric race bikes since being chosen as the sole manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoETM World Cup, a racing series featuring only electric motorcycles. As for their everyday bikes, this year Energica re-released the Ego with better range and power so their future definitely looks bright.

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**Cost to drive X miles = (X miles / electric range of vehicle) * size of battery pack * cost of electricity (average $0.18/kWh on paid charging sessions on ChargePoint)


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