Interesting developments on the EV side of the motorcycle industry, as Energica & Dell’Orto have decided to team up on making electric drivetrain systems for small and mid-sized motorcycles.
The move does not mean that Energica is about to burgeon its lineup with smaller electric motorcycles, but instead it means that Energica will follow Dell’Orto’s lead as a product supplier for other OEMs.
As such, the two Italian companies aim to produce drive systems for machines in the 10-15 horsepower range, all the way up to 40hp as well.
This should position Energica & Dell’Orto very well to take on the rapidly growing market for electric bicycles, mopeds and scooters.
If you didn’t notice this segment growth already in the most-recent sales report from Europe, there has already been over a one million sales unit growth in this sector in the first quarter for 2019 alone (a 79% increase over last year’s Q1).
This should position Energica & Dell’Orto very well for the coming growth in the electric two-wheeled market, and it allows the two firms to leverage their experience and exposure as technical partners for the FIM MotoE World Cup.
If you ask us, this is probably one of the bigger news stories this year, though we doubt the topic has gotten nearly the appropriate level of ink. As such, keep an eye on this space.