Former Formula 1 world champion – and apparent electric motorcycle enthusiast – Nico Rosberg is raffling off his Energica!
Begin press release:
Monaco, June 17, 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit many families in precarious situations particularly hard. To support those affected most by the crisis, Formula 1 world champion and sustainability entrepreneur Nico Rosberg is giving away his electric supersport motorcycle to raise money for charities helping families in need. The online raffle was launched yesterday on the fundraising platform www.viprize.org/rosberg and runs until August 12, 2020.
Anyone entering the raffle has a chance to win Nico’s custom designed Energica Ego electric sportbike, which will be handed over by Nico Rosberg personally during a Meet & Greet in his hometown Monaco. Travel and accommodation for the winner and a companion are included in the price package, as well as the shipping cost for the motorcycle. Everyone registering for a donation will have the chance to win. The more money donated, the more raffle tickets will be provided, thus, the higher the chances are to win. In addition, several other prizes are up for grabs, such as a signed mini replica of Nico Rosberg’s famous F1 helmet, signed mini cars, a limited edition of the book “Finally”, which documents Nico’s Formula 1 World Championship title in 2016, and signed autograph cards.
The Energica Ego is a fully electric high performance motorcycle with 107kW (145 hp) and 200Nm torque delivered by a Permanent Magnet AC power unit with a battery capacity of 11.7 kWh. With a top speed of 150mph (240kph) and an acceleration of 0-100kph in less than 3 seconds, it is one of the world’s most powerful and advanced electric motorcycles on the market. Custom designed specifically for Nico, the Energica Ego includes several unique features, such as DC Fast charging, a matt black livery, just like Nico’s F1 helmet, aluminum forged wheels, carbon fibre custom fairings, a tech seat with red seams, OHLINS suspensions at front and back and Nico’s logo on the side.
The money raised through the raffle will be donated to two charities close to Nico’s heart: The German charity foundation “Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern e.V.” and their partner “Nestwärme e.V.” support families with seriously ill or disabled children in homecare, which has become more difficult and costly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Italian Red Cross’ project “The Time of Kindness” is helping families in Italy that have been hit hardest by the crisis and are in need of financial support. A campaign named “Time of Kindness” was started to provide, a.o., shopping vouchers and food donations. One hundred percent of each donation goes into these two charity projects.
About Nico Rosberg:
Nico Rosberg was born in 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany, the son of Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg. He raced in Formula One for eleven years claiming the title of World Champion in 2016. Since his retirement from Formula One, Nico Rosberg has embarked on a career as a sustainability entrepreneur and investor in green technologies and mobility start-ups. Based in Monaco, he currently employs a permanent workforce of seventeen people who manage a large number of projects with the support of a dedicated team of international experts in Monaco, Great Britain and Germany. Nico Rosberg’s drive as an entrepreneur is fuelled by the will to drive positive change for society and mankind. In 2018, Rosberg was recognized for his commitment to sustainable innovation with the “GreenTec Entrepreneur of the Year” environmental award. A year later, he founded the GREENTECH FESTIVAL, a global platform for leading green technologies and a sustainable lifestyle.
Energica Motor Company S.p.A. is the first Italian manufacturer of supersport electric motorcycles. Energica electric motorcycles are the ultimate expression of Italian luxury, masterfully manufactured in the Italian Motor Valley in Modena, Italy. Each Energica electric motorcycle is unique in its class for the technical solutions and innovations used that make it a jewel of technology. Energica Motor Company, headquartered in historic Modena, Italy, is the sustainable subsidiary of CRP Group – a pioneer in the world of international motorsports and a hub of excellence for its state- of-the-art technologies. Energica has brought together the brightest minds in Formula 1 racing, and only highly qualified workers assemble the Energica motorcycles. Each one undergoes countless quality control and performance tests, ensuring that each Energica is perfect.
If children have to stay in the intensive care unit longer than medically necessary, this is an extremely stressful situation for parents and children. With the support of “Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern e.V.” and their partnering project “Nestwärme e.V.” parents are given the opportunity to learn how to care for their child alongside experienced nursing staff and to build up a home structure step by step – given professional and personal advice and support that they urgently need. An important goal of the project is to provide parents with the important nursing experience as practically and realistically as possible so that they can deal with the requirements of intensive care at home more confidently and independently. With the impact of Coronavirus, the costs for the out-patient treatment for disabled kids are increasing a lot, due to the need for nurses to wear masks, overalls and protective equipment. Without donations, this would significantly affect out-patient support. All the donations help to make sure that during these times the seriously ill kids or disabled children can stay at home with their families and receive the right care required at home instead of moving to a special care home or hospital. “Nestwärme” ensures that children can be at home with their families during this difficult time.
About “The Time of Kindness”:
The Italian Red Cross has been on the front line all over Italy since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of volunteers and personnel providing a wide range of services: emergency response, health services, psychological support, and bringing food, medicines and medical treatment to those in need. The impact of Covid-19 and the consequent restrictive measures have also had major financial consequences on families and people in need. Especially the ones that base their incomes on working in companies that have not been able to operate or that were forced to close down. Over the next months, the socio-economic response will be one critical component of the Italian Red Cross actions, alongside the health response. Donations will be targeting family units and people in need with shopping vouchers and food donations. The basic necessities such as medicines and food can be purchased with these vouchers.