Energica is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer that includes fast charging technology based on CCS in its vehicles. They are also the only electric motorcycle company that invest in charging infrastructures. During 2017 they installed the first Energica fast charging station at Selva di Val Gardena, Italy. Using the charging station is free for all Energica customers.
Energica has strongly invested in R&D. This year they achieved three important patents covering crucial components present on each Energica production bike: the VCU, Supply Unit and eABS.
A Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) implementing a multi-map adaptive energy and power management algorithm manages the vehicle. It constantly monitors batteries, even in key off position.
The Supply Unit contains entirely rechargeable batteries, which are sealed in-house. Usually the batteries contained in this component warm up and the produced heat dissipates only minimally. Therefore, the batteries contained in the case are subjected to overheating, which would greatly reduce the life cycle.
The Energica battery case has been designed to avoid this overheating. The case includes a cooling plate made of aluminum and provided with several through holes that communicate outside and cross the cooling plate. Energica is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer to adopt this technology.
Moreover, Energica just filed a patent called "Secure CAN" (sCAN) together with the Technological Educational Institute of Crete and other CharIN members like ST Microelectronics. The Secure CAN is an extension of the standard CAN BUS that is able to encrypt the communication maintaining the compatibility with the standard CAN Bus hardware.
All Energica bikes are equipped with fast charging technology based on CCS.
Right from the start Energica believed and invested on the Combined Charging System (CCS) as standard: today Energica is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer to include in its products the DC Fast Charging technology based on CCS Combo.
Thanks to the onboard connector, Energica motorcycles can be charged at 20kW up to 80/85% of its state of charge (SOC) in about 20 minutes.
In line with the automotive industry evolution, the Italian company is proud to be part of CharIN e.V.:
"In the last years, the auto industry unveiled several new electric models, therefore it is necessary to affirm the CCS system as standard and to implement the infrastructure’s network in all countries" says Giampiero Testoni, CTO Energica Motor Company S.p.A.
“We are very pleased to be the first electric motorcycle manufacturer to be part of CharIN e.V.: with the authoritative members of the association we are confident of being able to achieve CharIN’s goals "Testoni continues, "It's important to generate an influential critical mass to standardize the CCS system and affirm it worldwide. "