Harley presents second LiveWire brand motorcycle
Harley-Davidson has presented the second model of its LiveWire electric motorbike brand. The LiveWire Del Mar is based on the new S2 Arrow platform and has an output of 60 kW. Interest seems to be high: a Launch Edition limited to 100 units was already sold out after a few minutes.Weiterlesen
LiveWire to launch Arrow platform for lighter e-motorbikes
Harley-Davidson is planning a second model called Del Mar for its electric motorbike brand LiveWire for the second quarter of 2022. As a more affordable model below the LiveWire One, the Del Mar is to be based on a new platform called Arrow, which has a special technical feature.Weiterlesen
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Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire to go public
Harley-Davidson plans to list its LiveWire electric motorcycle brand that launched in May. The listing will take place via SPAC merger with exchange shell AEA-Bridges Impact Corporation (ABIC). LiveWire’s shares are expected to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LVW in the first half of 2022.Weiterlesen
Serial 1 pedelecs now available at European Harley-Davidson dealerships
The Harley-Davidson subsidiary Serial 1 has announced a sales partnership with Harley-Davidson Europe to bring a range of their electric bicycles to Harley dealers across Europe starting this summer.Weiterlesen
Harley-Davidson presents first LiveWire brand motorbike
Harley-Davidson has presented the first product of its newly founded electric motorbike brand. The LiveWire One is essentially a relaunch of the already familiar LiveWire electric motorbike, but it will be offered at a significantly lower price.Weiterlesen
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Harley to expand LiveWire into full subsidiary
Harley-Davidson has now officially launched its own brand for electric motorbikes. The brand is called LiveWire, like the manufacturer’s first electric motorbike, which has been available since 2019. The first product of the new brand is to be released soon.Weiterlesen
Harley-Davidson commits full unit to electric motorcycles
Harley-Davidson plans to set up its own division for electric motorbikes as part of their five-year plan ‘Hardwire’. The news puts an end to rumours in the USA that Harley might stop its electric projects in the course of its austerity programme.Weiterlesen
Harley subsidiary reveals first e-bike model range
After Harley-Davidson recently announced its intention to enter the e-bike market with a newly formed brand, details follow on the Serial 1 Cycle Company’s first model range: The debut of Serial 1 includes four city pedelecs aimed at city commuters and occasional cyclists.Weiterlesen
LiveWire short circuits
Just when we thought the recent glut of recalls was over, Harley-Davidson announced the recall of all 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycles produced between 23 September 2019 and 16 March 2020. Around 1% of these bikes appear to have a power loss issue related to the charging circuitry.Weiterlesen
New details regarding Harley-Davidson’s electric scooter
Harley-Davidson has been working on other electric two-wheelers such as an e-scooter in addition to its LiveWire electric motorcycle for some time. Now sketches have appeared showing the planned electric Harley scooter in detail.Weiterlesen
Harley-Davidson presents LiveWire launch details
Harley-Davidson has now presented its first electric motorcycle LiveWire in detail. The LiveWire is scheduled to be launched at select dealers in the USA and most European countries shortly with expanding global availability planned for 2020 through 2021.Weiterlesen
Electrify America and Harley-Davidson cooperating
With the LiveWire, Harley-Davidson is planning to launch their first electric motorcycle soon. In order to offer its customers a simple charging solution on the road, the motorcycle manufacturer is now relying also on the fast-charging network of VW subsidiary Electrify America.Weiterlesen
Europe: Harley takes pre-orders for LiveWire e-motorbike
Harley Davidson opens the order books for its first fully electric motorcycle LiveWire in Europe. The iconic brand expects deliveries to start this autumn and has asked clients to reserve quickly due to a limited contingent.Weiterlesen
Harley-Davidson upgrades electric motorbike range
It is not “just” cars at Geneva; there are some exciting two-wheelers as well. Take Harley-Davidson and the LiveWire. The electric motorcycle received yet another upgrade as H-D specifies more range. On top, e-bike concepts are on show, and Harley just bought into the market for the youngest easy riders ever.Weiterlesen
Harley Davidson airs technical details of the LiveWire
Harley-Davidson has published technical details about its first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire. The Harvey LEV will be launched in autumn this year and can be pre-ordered from U.S. dealers starting immediately. First prototypes can also be seen at the CES in Las Vegas.Weiterlesen
Harley-Davidson planning R&D centre in Silicon Valley
The classic American motorcycle manufacturer has announced plans to open a research and development centre in Silicon Valley to help develop future products in their planned line-up of electric motorbikes. At the same time, the manufacturers presented a nearly serial-ready prototype of their first electric motorcycle.Weiterlesen
Harley-Davidson sets up entire e-motorcycle family
The US American motorcycle manufacturer has introduced a growth strategy up to the year 2022, which not only includes the confirmation for the rumored e-motorcycle launching next year, but also includes perspective for adding a few more.Weiterlesen
Harley Davidson to partner up with Alta Motors
The US American motorcycle brand has invested an unknown sum into the electric motorcycle manufacturer formerly known as BRD Motorcycles. The smaller Alta Motors has significant experience with battery packs and powertrains that Harley Davidson can benefit from.Weiterlesen
Harley Davidson readies first electric motorbike for market
Finally. Four years after the LiveWire project, Harley Davidson confirms that an electric motorcycle is to hit the road for real. The latest strategy strengthens electrification and the first electric Harley is to go on sale within the next 18 months.Weiterlesen
Mercedes F 015, Harley LiveWire.
Click tip: See multiple close ups of the Mercedes F 015 that showcases the latest in autonomous vehicle technology and a lot of other technical novelties too.
slashgear.com (both with video), cnet.com
Read & watch: David Morley took the Harley LiveWire out and was filmed while doing so. While the bike itself is pretty “un-harley” like, it is “perky” to ride, Morley finds.
drive.com.au (with video)
Mitsubishi, Ford, Ecuador, Porsche, Bentley, Harley-Davidson, Polaris.
i-MiEV comeback: Mitsubishi confirmed that the 2016 model of its i-MiEV will arrive at U.S. dealerships in March. The only change is an optional navigation package, while everything under the hood stays the same. As does the car’s price tag: The small EV will go for 22,995 dollars before subsidies.
Ford drops prices: The carmaker offers its 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi at considerably lower prices in the U.S., also to make room for the next model. Customers can benefit from an 18 percent price reduction for the Hybrid and 17.7 percent for the Energi. The programs expire March 31st.
Ecuador ready to plug in: The South American country has scrapped import taxes on EVs and announced cooperation agreements with BYD, Nissan-Renault and Kia to begin selling electric cars in Ecuador. The government also plans a local production of EVs in the future and said it will invest some three million dollars in charging infrastructure.
ecuadortimes.net, amerika21.de (in German)
New spy shots: The next-generation Porsche Panamera was caught on camera while being tested in winter conditions. There are also new images of Bentley’s first upcoming SUV, the Bentayga. Both cars will be available as plug-in hybrids.
motorauthority.com (Porsche), carscoops.com (Bentley)
LiveWire Experience Tour extended: Harley-Davidson will sent its first all-electric motorcycle to Asia, Europe and Canada this year to let people there experience it and provide feedback to help with the bike’s further development. After all, the Project LiveWire was designed to see what customers’ expectations for an electric Harley would be.
Polaris buys Hammerhead: With the acquisition of the Shanghai-based manufacturer of petrol powered go-karts, light utility and electric utility vehicles, Polaris hopes to expand both their “international manufacturing footprint and armada of off-road products.”
wallstreet-online.de, marketwatch.com, polaris.com
Chevy Bolt, BMW i8S, Nissan, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Shanghai.
Chevy Bolt debut: GM will unveil a concept version of its Chevy Bolt at the NAIAS today, Wall Street Journal reports. The EV is said to come with a 200-mile range and at a price of around 30,000 dollars. The batteries will be made by LG Chem. The Tesla Model 3 rival is set to launch by 2017.
wsj.com, autoblog.com, jalopnik.com
Jubilee BMW i8: BMW will indeed celebrate its centenary in 2016 with a super sports car based on the i8, which is currently developed under the name M 100, German Auto Bild reports. The special edition hybrid will reportedly be limited to 100 pieces and deliver more than 500 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Likely to be named i8S or i8CS, it is said to cost more than 250.000 euros (about 300,000 dollars).
autobild.de (in German)
EVs with range limitations? Not really. New data from Nissan’s telematic system CarWings show that Leaf drivers in Europe travel more than 50 percent further per year than drivers of traditional cars. While ICE vehicles rolled 6,721 miles on average, the electric Nissans covered 10,307 miles.
BMW i sales: The German carmaker sold 16,052 BMW i3 and 1,741 BMW i8 worldwide in 2014. Currently, more than 100 i3 are being built at the facility in Leipzig and BMW plans to increase the production of the i8 there this year in order to reduce customer waiting times.
LiveWire review: Embedded in tales of personal reluctance towards the Harley brand and musings on the campaign surrounding the LiveWire project, Domenick Yoney delivers a review of his electric ride. His conclusion: This Harley has the power to turn “no fans” into “potential customers.”
Free registrations in Shanghai: The Chinese metropolis has started handing out free license plates to drivers of the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S, according to a report from Bloomberg. Shanghai is waiving the registration fee of about 12,000 dollars in an effort to reduce air pollution.
Paris, Volvo XC90, BMW 3-series, BMW i8, Nissan, Harley-Davidson.
Paris to clear up: “In the four central districts – apart from bikes, buses and taxis – the only vehicles allowed will be residents’ cars, delivery vehicles and emergency vehicles,” Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo told Journal du Dimanche. The new rules will first be imposed on weekends only but may be expanded quickly. Furthermore, Hidalgo plans to introduce an e-bike sharing scheme in the French capital.
Plug-in Volvo pricing: Volvo has opened the order books for the second generation XC90 in Europe. The top of the range plug-in hybrid XC90 T8 starts at a price of 76,705 euros and is available solely as a seven-seater. The hybrid setup boasts 400 hp with a torque of up to 640 Nm.
BMW 3-series update: The plug-in hybrid will apparently come at the same price as a comparable combustion model like the 328i, project leader Helmuth Wiesler told Fleet News. His reasoning for the “same charge” strategy revolves around performance. Meanwhile, James Taylor took a “far-down-the-line prototype” of the hybrid BMW 3 on a test ride and was glad to find it “still drives like a 3-series.”
fleetnews.co.uk, carmagazine.co.uk (Review)
BMW i8 recall: Fuel tank issues have caused BMW to recall about 500 i8 worldwide. In the U.S., potentially 223 hybrid sports cars manufactured between May 16 to September 16, 2014 are affected by a defective bolt which could cause a fuel leak and lead to a fire.
Battery replacement program: Nissan now offers European owners of the Leaf and e-NV200 to buy a brand-new 24 kWh replacement battery pack for 4,920 pounds (likely 5,000 euros). Buyers will also receive a 1,000 pounds cashback for the their old battery.
The electric Harley Live Wire is not likely to see the light of the day anytime soon as it does not live up to customer expectations. Only a new battery generation would enable a range as desired by first inquirers, while the current estimated price of 50,000 dollars would need to be halved.
Model S crash test, Harley LiveWire ride, Event.
Video tip 1: Yesterday we told you that Euro NCAP drove the Model S into a wall. Today, you can see for yourself why the all-electric sedan has received the maximum-possible 5-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Program.
Video tip 2: Jonathon Buckley from Translogic takes Harley Davidson’s LiveWire concept for a spin and loves it. He says he would be surprised if the concept did not make it into production soon, also because of all the effort and market research the manufacturer has put into it.
VW Golf GTE, Harley LiveWire.
Video tip: Once more, Robert Llewellyn gets excited over a low emission vehicle features in Fully Charged. This time, it is the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid that first surprises and then enthuses the comedian.
Reading tip: Ted Dillard has seen the Harley LiveWire and is rather unimpressed by the engineered sound (“timid”), the mirrors (“hazardous”) and 50-mile range (“unrealistic”). His favour only finds the low mount of the motor (“great solution”) that results in a “tight” and well tracked ride.
Harley LiveWire at Jay Leno's Garage, Robert Llewellyn drives Model S.
Video tip: In this edition of Jay Leno’s Garage, the host welcomes a pretty special guest: the LiveWire, accompanied by Ken Ostermann, head of global marketing at Harley.
Reading tip: Robert Llewellyn took a Model S to drive from London all the way north to Edinburgh and back to the British capital. While the trip only cost him about six pounds, he is now revising his pension to see if he might be able to buy himself a Tesla.