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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Event for the upcoming week: 12. Michelin Challenge Bibendum (Nov 11-14; Chengdu, China)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar
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.
HAN Hydromotive, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, LiveWire, EVs in India.
Video tip: Developing and building a car to compete at the Shell Eco Marathon is already a big challenge itself. Winning it, another one. Watch the 4-minute video on how team HAN Hydromotive not only prepared their vehicle for the competition but got it legalised for the use on public roads.
Video tip: In this new edition of ‘QuickCharge,’ Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield gets behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. While Nikki seems to like the SUV, she is not impressed with the multi-function display, saying it is “a pain” to get to work.
youtube.com via transportevolved.com
Reading tip: Everyone is talking about it – the Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire electric motorcycle. If you could not make it to the revelation, this article tells you what you missed.
Study tip: Frost & Sullivan predicts that the market for electric and hybrid vehicles in India will grow from 125,000 units per year in 2013 to 1.1 million in 2021. The main reasons are the growing investment in charging infrastructure there, as well as the 25 new (partially) electric models available by 2021.
frost.com via business-standard.com