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Published on November 21st, 2015 | by Jo Borrás

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Energica — Self-Described “Tesla of Motorcycles” — Going Public

November 21st, 2015 by  



Originally published on GAS2.

Calling itself “the Tesla of motorcycles,” European bike maker Energica launched the final production version of its Eva street bike earlier this week at EICMA 2015 (below). That was big news for the small startup, but the bigger news is Energica’s aim to go public, eventually offering its company shares on the London Stock Market.

energica-ego-electric-superbike

UBS, the Swiss global financial services company has been hired to help Energica get everything in order and allow the company to look for private investment to raise the necessary free capital in order to be listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Italia sub-market, AIM itself being a sort of “sub market” that caters to small and medium-sized businesses in the technology sector.

Assuming everything goes as planned, Energica hopes to raise more capital to expand and grow its business by selling approximately 20 million Euros worth of stock if and when it finally lands on AIM.

With other electric motorcycle companies getting absorbed into ICE brands or going under entirely in recent months, it’s good to see a company like Energica make it this far. Check out the new Eva, below, then let us know what you think of its odds of success in the comments section.

Energica EVA Debuts at EICMA 2015


Source | Images: Energica, via Asphalt and Rubber.





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  • dgaetano

    Wow, no love for motorcycles. Pity.

    The “crowded” electric superbike market consists of exactly one bike you can walk into a dealership and buy, and it’s this one.

    As for investments in society, it’s a vehicle that has twice the efficiency of a Leaf (5x that of a Prius), doesn’t take up a space on a crowded freeway (in CA we get to split lanes) and is no doubt all sorts of ridiculous fun to drive.

    Personally I can’t wait to turn in my Ducati for an equivalent ride that uses electrons.

    • George

      what about the copany called Zero ?

      “Zero Motorcycles – Manufacturer of 100% electric motorcycles for the street and dirt. Designed to be powerful, efficient and thrilling to ride – crafted in California.”

      • dgaetano

        They don’t have any superbikes. Don’t get me wrong, they’re probably nice bikes, but I would like to replace my 1098 with something equivalent. The Mission R looked great but they went bankrupt a few months ago so that’s not happening :/

        It’s basically a Leaf vs. Tesla thing. I happen to own a Leaf, but when it comes to motorcycles I’m looking for the “Tesla”.

  • JamesWimberley

    Tesla actually sells electric cars in large numbers. One if many entrants in the crowded electric motorbike market claiming the mantle in the basis of a prospectus is just silly.

  • Going public means acting responsibly in society.
    I can think of better investments in society.

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