Three new concept e-motorcycles from Husqvarna
Husqvarna Motorcycles has presented a glimpse of its electric future with three concept vehicles. The brand’s main focus is on urban mobility; from an electric scooter to a lightweight electric motorcycle.
Husqvarna sees the E-Pilen electric motorcycle as a “forward-looking glimpse of what electric urban transportation of the future will look like”. According to the press release, the E-Pilen has a power output of 8 kW and a range of 100 kilometres. In terms of design, the concept is based on the well-known Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, so it is an emphatically progressive and dynamic design.
Husqvarna does not provide any information on the charging power of the E-Pilen. The concept study is a modular and exchangeable battery system. The brand emphasises that it is pursuing “a flexible approach to battery solutions” – it sees both the advantages of a replaceable battery solution and a permanently installed battery. It is, therefore, possible that an E-Pilen could be offered with both options in series production.
Below the E-Pilen is the Vektorr electric scooter. It is said to have a top speed of 45 km/h and a range of up to 95 kilometres. Still below that is the Bltz electric scooter, which can reach speeds of up to 20 km/h and a range of up to 40 kilometres on one battery charge.
According to Husqvarna Motorcycles, the development of the electric model range is already well advanced. The brand is currently expanding its dealer network in the urban area. To this end, it is looking for qualified dealers in Spain, France, Italy and Germany in particular.
Husqvarna is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KTM AG, which belongs to the Austrian Pierer Mobility AG. Its boss Stefan Pierer has repeatedly been critical of electric mobility in the past. At least his brands seem to see things differently to some extent.