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Apr 24, 2019

Energica Adds New Dealership In Portland, Oregon

Energica electric motorcycles are coming to the Pacific Northwest.

Energica Motorcycles:

New commercial agreement in Oregon and Northwest.

Energica Motor Company S.p.A. continues to expand in the United States: a new commercial agreement with Yamaha Suzuki Sports Plaza in Portland, Oregon will now service the Pacific Northwest, a hotbed for EV adoption for both four and two wheels

The Northwest Pacific states are unusually committed to protecting the environment. Oregon has 21,433 electric vehicles in operation, representing 3.41% of all vehicles sold in that state last year. Likewise, Washington state has another 35,517 EV’s for 4.28% of all passenger vehicles. Only California of all other states in the Union has a higher EV adoption rate. All three states are part of the West Coast Electric Highway initiative, with public DC Charging stations placed on Highway 101 and Interstate 5 at 25- to 50-mile intervals, all the way from the Mexican to the Canadian borders.

As one would expect, both states plan to significantly expand EV use further still and their already substantial EV charging infrastructure. Oregon will receive $72.9 million from Electrify America for this purpose over the next ten years, and Washington, almost $104 million. This benefits all electric vehicle owners. Energica buyers will particularly benefit because alone among existing electric motorcycles, only theirs can access DC Fast Charging stations for a 0-85% charge-up in just 20 minutes.

“Data consistently shows that the level of electric automobile ownership is also a strong precursor for electric motorcycle sales, and as the EV charging network grows, so will electric vehicle sales, of all types” stated Stefano Benatti, CEO, Energica Motor Company Inc. “Adding a dealer like Yamaha Suzuki Sports Plaza that is so highly experienced in motorcycle sales both ICE and electric, and in such a critical market, will make a tremendous contribution to our nationwide expansion”