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PPG partners with Italy’s Energica

PPG has partnered with Energica Motor Company, the CRP group owned firm which is the first and only manufacturer in the world of high-performance electric motorcycles.

Last year, the Italian manufacturer was chosen by international sports company Dorna as the sole manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, making Energica’s extraordinary Ego Corsa sportbike available to 18 drivers and 13 teams registered for the 2020 edition.

Having already been the official paints supplier for Energica motorcycles since 2019, PPG has now become an institutional partner of the Italian company.

“We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Energica – our two companies have more values in common than one would initially think,” explained Silvia Milone, business director of PPG’s automotive refinish for Italy & Malta. “Cooperating with Energica is incredibly natural, and we look forward to continuing to produce paints together that ensure a durable and aesthetically perfect finish.”

PPG paints have been used for Energica’s latest prototype bike, the Ego Corsa Black Test, used by the electric motorcycle firm’s test rider Alessandro Brannetti. The bike is a technological development by Energica as part of its three-year commitment as the sole manufacturer of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup.

After a slight delay due to Covid-19, in July the first round of the 2020 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup took place at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain. The final race in the World Cup will commence in October at the LeMans Circuit, in France.