Harley Davidson announces new line-up of electric motorcycles
In a recent announcement, Milwaukee-based motorcycle company Harley Davidson has revealed it plans to launch a new lineup of electric motorcycles. The company has confirmed that it has multiple new electric motorcycle platforms in development -- under its Project LiveWire initiative -- in the coming years.
The latest announcement by Harley Davidson, about a new lineup of electric motorcycles, has come in addition to previous reports that the company has efforts underway to launch its first electric motorcycle. The motorcycle will chiefly be targeted at younger, more urban motorcycle riders.
With Harley Davidson already having disclosed that its halo model ‘LiveWire’ is scheduled for launch in 2019, the new announcement has revealed that the company plans to launch two smaller and cheaper electric motorcycles in 2021 and 2022.
Highlighting the fact that Harley Davidson is “going big in EV” and plans to bring in “a whole new customer base,” Chief Operating Officer Michelle Kumbier said that the company will launch a new lineup of electric motorcycles “that will range in size, power, as well as price.”
In an evident effort to achieve its plans to launch multiple electric motorcycles over the next few years, Harley Davidson is expanding its EV team. The company has recently advertised for a number of new positions, including an Electric Vehicle Lead Project Manager, a Developmental Services Engineer – Electric Vehicle, and multiple Electric Vehicle Systems Engineers.
According to a recent EV magazine Electrek’s report, General Motors (GM) is bringing some new updates to its sole all-electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt EV, with the forthcoming release of the vehicle’s third model year.
On Wednesday, German automaker Audi announced at its annual meeting that it plans to build 20 new electrified cars by the year 2025. The automaker also added that most of the planned electrified cars will be battery-powered vehicles.
In a disclosure at Japanese battery manufacturer Panasonic’s recent earnings call, CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said that the company can potentially enter into a partnership with US electric vehicle maker Tesla for building a Gigafactory in China.
In a recent announcement, US electric-scooter company Razor has said that it has launched its new electric scooter share service in Long Beach, after having received a permit from the city to operate the service.
According to a recent announcement by Honda, the production of the automaker’s new, third-generation Insight hybrid has been commenced at its manufacturing plant in Indiana this week.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has released a new update for its Model 3 software user interface, introducing some new features for the vehicle.