Two Italian Companies Make Light Work of Electric Innovation With Liquid-Cooled Motor

Well, it’s finally happened – and it’s VERY Italian. 

Energica Motor Company has just revealed a partnership with an engineering company called Mavel to create an all-new liquid-cooled electric motor.

This isn’t a patent, nor is it a concept – in fact, the motor (christened the “EMCE,” an acronym for Energica Mavel Co-Engineering) is a powertrain that will grace Energica’s entire upcoming electric motorcycle range of this year, including the Energica Ego and the Eva.

According to Energica’s website, Mavel has already made great strides in the automotive industry and now makes its debut in the two-wheeled sector with the release of the EMCE. 

Giampiero Testoni, CTO of Energica Motor Company S.p.A., says in a statement:

“The introduction on the market of the new EMCE engine was scheduled for release in 2022, but following the difficulties of our supply chain – due to the global pandemic situation – we decided to anticipate this timing and instead, in just 6 months, we have developed this co-engineering with Mavel, into our current model year production.”

Energica President Franco Cevolini (left), Chief Technical Officer Giampiero Testoni (center), and CEO Livia Cevolini (right). Photo by John Ulrich, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

The EMCE boasts a liquid-cooling method that supports a peak power of 126 kW at 8,500 rpm and has made it possible to lighten the bike by a hefty 10 kg – with the ability to ride 10-15% further than the competition. 

For those of you still dubious, here is a list from Energica’s website showing off the serious benefits that this motor will provide in future electric motorcycles:

Innovative rotor and stators’ geometries minimize energy losses and maximize performance. The uniformity of the torque delivered and the optimization of the weights make the engine unique in terms of power and torque density and allow the optimization of production processes;

Innovative and patented cooling of the rotor capable of generating an internal flow of air that laps the magnets and cools them. This allows the engine to exploit its potential even at high speeds;

Adaptive control algorithms that ensure that the inverter is always able to operate the system as efficiently as possible;

Patented sensors capable, among other things, of collecting and storing the operating data of the motor to predict the onset of any mechanical failure.

Testoni is proud of the progress made by the two Italian companies, leaving us with the following words:

“Progress is what drives us to look beyond, all for the benefit of our end customers. We are proud to place a major new technological advance in the Electric Valley that, day after day, we are building with so much commitment and passion.”


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