Harley Davidson unveils its first project for electric motor




American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson has unveiled a project for his first electric motor. With Project Livewire Harley wants to work with motorcyclists consider whether, and if so, identify how the company can best electric motor on the market.

Harley Davidson Harley Davidson is working on an electric motor can bring momentum that market. Currently, the market is dominated by relative newcomer Zero Motorcycles, like Tesla took over the market for electric cars in its grip.

The engine of Project Livewire does not have the distinctive sound of a Harley-standard motor. The sound that it makes the vehicle comes as The Washington Post complete results from the gears that run together. Livewire attracts a lot faster than the average Harley motor; in a time of four seconds, he would go from 0 to 60MP / h, or 97km / h, acceleration. The electric motor would , according to Wired has a total of 72 hp and have a top speed of just under 150km / h can get. The aluminum frame around the 133kg-weighing motorcycle battery is built around weighs only 6.4 kg. Because the engine is placed at the bottom of the engine, the road-holding of the motor would be better than a normal engine.

Many technical details about the parts made by the manufacturer is not yet known. For example, how long the battery of the Project Livewire vehicle can keep it up is not clear, but it is a property that according to The Washington Post still “needs attention”. Current batteries for electric motors usually have to be recharged. Within 200 kilometers

Harley in 2015 in Europe demonstrate the project and gather feedback from testing. It is not yet certain that the electric motor is actually going to come. That decision will be taken later. According to Matt Levatich, president of Harley Davidson, the company is particularly interested in the long-term potential. Monday, the engine will be shown at an event in New York. For the first time to the public

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