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Mar 15, 2019

MotoE World Cup: Cause Of Fire At Test At Jerez Announced

An Energica Ego Corsa electric racebike and an Enel charging station. Photo courtesy of Dorna.

Further information released following fire at MotoE™ Test in Jerez

Although we are awaiting the official conclusion of the investigation by local police, initial evidence regarding the cause of the fire at the E-paddock of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto on March 14th seems to point to a short circuit as the main cause of the incident.

The source of the short circuit has yet to be identified but, once the fire broke out, it ignited the high-density battery which is part of the high-performance charger used at MotoE™ events.

The motorbikes were not connected to the charging infrastructure at the time the fire began. 

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