voltdriver
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Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:31 pm

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After building the Project LiveWire EV motorcycle to gain market insight, Harley Davidson Senior VP says they will introduce an electric motorcycle within 5 years.

Project LiveWire used a 3-phase AC motor that produced 74 hp and had a range of around 53 miles - not very compelling, so they'll have to up the game to stay competitive with Zero and other EV motorcycles

anonamos
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RE:Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:31 pm

Underwhelming performance from the leader in old-timey motorcycle fashion

kimball07
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Re: Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:17 pm

That's good news for motorcycle enthusiasts but I was never into motorbikes. It's a death trap.

nemo
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Re: Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:21 pm

voltdriver wrote:Image

After building the Project LiveWire EV motorcycle to gain market insight, Harley Davidson Senior VP says they will introduce an electric motorcycle within 5 years.

Project LiveWire used a 3-phase AC motor that produced 74 hp and had a range of around 53 miles - not very compelling, so they'll have to up the game to stay competitive with Zero and other EV motorcycles
That's a really cool bike!

sam
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Re: Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:39 am

I was reading about the Harley-Davidson Live Wire it says the Prototype is to be available 2014??? this must have been a very low-key marketing ploy as I didn't hear anything about it

sam
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Re: Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:41 am

I think it was the most radical departure for a the history Harley-Davidson has in regards to Style versus eco-friendliness. Didn't really Envision them to try this route

Tessy
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Re: Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:15 am

It's interesting that it the Harley-Davidson Live Wire was not more popular as Hollywood boasted it in line with the Tesla Model S

Daniel01
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Re: Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:27 pm

sam wrote:I think it was the most radical departure for a the history Harley-Davidson has in regards to Style versus eco-friendliness. Didn't really Envision them to try this route
It is a drastic change but ultimately every vehicle will turn into EVs, the sooner they start, the better for the company.

sam
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Re: Harley Davidson to enter the EV race within next 5 years

Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:31 am

I think gas powered engines will always be around as there are people that love the combustion engine and use it as a hobby and Pastime but I do agree that electric vehicles and phev will become the norm

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