Energica Unveils an Electric Motorcycle Without the Range Anxiety

The Italian Experia, touted as a first-of-its-kind "green tourer," is coming to the U.S. this fall

The Experia, a "green tourer" electric motorcycle from Italian company Energica
The Energica Experia is set to hit dealerships in the U.S. this fall.

As a growing number of vehicle styles undergo electrification, one big question still looms large for drivers: How long can they go without needing to recharge? This applies whether you’re traveling via crossover or compact car, but it’s especially crucial when it comes to motorcycles.

To put it another way, getting people to adopt electric vehicles is going to be a lot easier if the time required to recharge them is comparable to what they’re currently experiencing with their gas-powered vehicles.

All of this makes a new report at Autoblog very encouraging. It’s focused on the latest electric motorcycle from Italian manufacturer Energica, which has already drawn acclaim for their aesthetic-driven approach to design. At the center of Autoblog’s article is the Energica Experia, which the company describes as a “green tourer.”

What makes this especially intriguing is the way Energica’s engineering has made this motorcycle’s battery lighter while also packing more capacity. Depending on where you’re taking the Experia, you can expect to get a range of between 130 miles (for highway riding) to 260 miles (for city drives). While that’s certainly impressive (for comparison, Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire touts just 146 miles of city range), the charging time is still on slower than gas fill-ups: up to 80% charge from empty in 40 minutes with a DC fast-charging station.

The prices for this model start at $25,880, and Autoblog’s article notes that it should be arriving in the United States in the fall — making it quite possibly the ideal ride for an environmentally-friendly autumn road trip.

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