The Husqvarna electric bike will be available in 2021
KTM, Husqvarna, Pierer Mobility, the parent company of KTM, Husqvarna, Gas Gas and R Raymon bikes, has released a half-year report detailing the upcoming Husqvarna electric bike.
We first heard about the coming Husqvarna electric wave in December 2019, when Pierer Mobility released a report mentioning a new Husqvarna electric bike in the works.The latest Pierer Mobility report clarifies some of the more important details about this electric bike.
The first is that the electric bike will be powered by a 4000W electric motor.Husqvarna is working on a general-purpose EV platform that will be able to accommodate 4000W to 10000W electric motors, according to the report.Another electric motorcycle, Husqvarna E-Pilen, is also under development and is based on the same platform.However, e-Pilen will only be on the market by 2022 for the Bajaj Chetak, which already USES 4KW motors and as we previously reported, higher performance electric vehicles based on the KTM or Husqvarna brand are also being developed for the Bajaj platform.
The new Pierer Mobility report also gives us an idea of what an electric bike will look like.While this image shows a very concept-like electric bike, it is different from what was seen in an earlier report in December 2019.While the wheels may not go into production, the stylish floating front apron will be a unique design element.The chunky side panels follow the theme we've seen in recent Vitpilen and Svartpilen 250, and the handsome silver color scheme also has a neon green flavor.Split seats will also be a unique element of Indian electric bikes.The name E-01 is clearly visible on the side, but it's too early to know if the name is ready for production or just internal code.
Pierer Mobility reports that the upcoming Husqvarna electric bike will be manufactured by Chakan's Bajaj.It further confirmed that the electric bike will be ready for the market by 2021, which is not far off.If the electric bike is indeed based on the Chetak platform, it should be reasonably cost-effective and we can see it being sold at retail in the vast KTM/Husqvarna dealer network.