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Energica Announces Their First UK Dealer

Electric superbike manufacturer Energica announces that they will be present in the UK, after signing a contract with local Moto Corsa Limited, reportedly one of the most respected Italian motorcycle specialists in the country.
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Moto Corsa Limited will be the official Energica importer in the UK. The Italian manufacturer doesn't specify which bikes will be sold in the UK, but we suspect that both Ego and its naked version Energica Eva will be crossing the English Channel.

We also took a peek at Moto Corsa's website and saw that they also sell MV Agusta, Norton and, believe it or not, Hesketh. No sign of any Energica at the time of writing, but we reckon it won't take long until such info arrives.

Likewise, there's no word on the price of the Energica bikes in the UK. In Europe, the Ego retails for 25,000 Euro + taxes, whereas getting one in the US is a $34,000 + taxes affair. A quick google search yielded that the Energica Ego might sell for just north of 19,000 GBP plus on-the-road taxes, but the final figure is yet to be found out.Energica wants to build 244 bikes in 2016
Seeing Energica making a move in the UK is not a surprise, considering that the country has a plan for major investments in reducing the emissions by 2020.

No less than 600 million GBP (€773 mil or $853 mil) are to be invested in sustainability by 2020, with the cities of Bristol, London, Milton Keynes and Nottingham being only the first four to be included in the Go Ultra Low Cities project that is parts of the long-term economic plan. Important sums will be directed to promoting electric mobility, and this means there is money to be made there.

Even more, the EV market in the UK is on the rise, with the number of electric vehicles registered per month jumping from 500 in 2014 to 2,500 in 2015, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The number of charging stations is also expected to grow continuously, "from a few hundred in 2011 to more than 9,500 in December 2015," as Energica says.

After Energica made a successful IPO earlier this year and the company moved their headquarters in the Modena region. Grouping the R&D department and the manufacturing and distribution under the same roof, Energica aims to raise production to 244 units this year and to double it in 2017.

 
 
 
 
 

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