MotoE World Cup

Inaugural MotoE World Cup Revs Up With Enel X

Enel X will supply latest-generation solar panels to power the e-paddock of the first all-electric motorcycle world championship with renewable energy

Published on JULY 03, 2019

Enel X and MotoE Make It Official

The FIM Enel MotoE World Cup

The FIM Enel MotoE World Cup

A catalyst between the competitive dimension and everyday life

Enel X is poised to take center stage in the most hallowed of motorcycle racing temples. Beginning this year the company is the Official Smart Charging Partner of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, the first all-electric motorcycle world series, which kicks off on July 7 with the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. Thanks to partnership agreements with the International Road Racing Teams Association (IRTA), Enel X is now both the sponsor and the supplier of MotoE charging infrastructure and sustainability solutions (e.g., solar panels) for this and the next three seasons. We intend to work with the IRTA to make this competition the most advanced global event from an energy perspective, thanks to our unique experience in network management, in developing the integration of renewable energies into microgrids, and in promoting e-mobility.

The MotoE Series

The first season of the electric series will be held in Europe.  A total of six races are scheduled over four events to take place on the same weekends as the MotoGP rounds. The 12 teams on the starting grid will see a total of 18 riders lining up, including one woman, Maria Herrera. High profile names include former MotoGP riders such as Sete Gibernau, champions of the caliber of Nico Terol and Randy De Puniet, and promising youngsters such as Matteo Ferrari.

Made in Italy Technology

The MotoE competition, which is organized by Dorna Sports in partnership with the Enel Group, IRTA, the MotoGP Independent Teams and Energica, stands out for its Italian-made technology. This is a single-make championship that will feature not just charging technologies and infrastructure designed to power the e-paddock using renewable energy provided by Enel X, but also the Ego Corsa bikes supplied by Energica, Italy’s leading manufacturer of high-performance electric motorcycles. These blisteringly fast bikes equipped with 20 kWh batteries can unleash up to 120 kW of power, reach speeds of 270 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds. And all with zero CO2emissions

Monitoring and Energy Efficiency

But Enel X’s contribution does not end there. We will also provide MotoE with a distribution system to integrate the 400 square meters of flexible solar panels provided by our company into the electrical circuit. In addition, we will be supplying IRTA with six smart meters, calibrated specifically to MotoE requirements, to allow continuous, real-time monitoring of critical data and parameters relating to the use of electric energy at the circuit. 
This will enable the implementation of energy efficiency measures and the creation of a sustainable roadmap for the future of the event. The result will be the complete electrification of MotoE, from the network to the bikes themselves, representing a new stage in the e-Mobility Revolution being driven by Enel X to help spread the culture of sustainable, zero-impact transportation.