Energica - Italy

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Energica - Electric Motorcycle Manufacturer.

The Energica brand was the brainchild of the CRP Group, a name you might not be familiar with, unless your a Formula 1 racing team, or a top Italian Supercar company. CRP has been supplying the worlds most high performance automotive builders with engineering, rapid prototyping and advanced materials to build the worlds fastest and most advance cars for over 40 years.

It all started in post war Italy when Roberto Cevolini’s father, an inventor, started building the worlds first home espresso machine. But he made his mark as he helped rebuild his homeland. War torn Italy could not be rebuilt because there was a shortage of materials, most notably – bricks. But Cevolini invented a machine that could re constitute old bricks from bombed out buildings, by refurbishing them into a new size and shape to be re-used and thus rebuild the landscape once again.

Roberto Cevolini, learned well from his father, and in 1970, started Roberto Cevolini & C. snc. Their main activity was the production of bleeding edge components for Formula 1.

In 1996, with the apple not falling far from the tree, Franco Cevolini, the son of Roberto, with his degree in Materials Engineering, formed CRP Technology as an R&D department of Roberto Cevolini & C. The company developed proprietary knowledge in Investment Casting, then also began to develop the 3D printing process and invented the material, “Windform”, which revolutionized the 3D printing world.

In 2003, Roberto Cevolini srl merged with CRP Technology to form one of the greatest companies in high end automotive engineering.

Racing operations came under their own banner as demand and business kept growing, to see CRP Racing specifically formed in 2006.

Then, when European speed wasn’t enough, 2008 saw the formation of CRP USA which dove headfirst into the world of Stockcar racing, and right in the heart of it – Charlotte North Carolina.

Today the company has grown to three groups – CRP Meccanica, CRP Technology, and CRP Service. All three units work together as a team to collaborate with CRP Racing and CRP USA, to form one of the worlds leading edge high performance automotive companies. And through this synergy, the idea for the next thing in high technology and speed was born – Energica. The worlds first Italian racing bred – electric superbike.

Via Tomasso Rinaldi, Modena, , Italy