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ultrarnr

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Any news?
« on: December 10, 2016, 04:56:32 AM »

Has anyone heard any more about the H-D Livewire? My Zero dealer said it has been approved for production but didn't know of any other details.  I had seen posts that said H-D was hiring people with EV backgrounds which would support H-D deciding to go ahead with production.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 07:47:25 PM »

I have to think it will not be produced until solid state battery's come out which is still a few years out.
These battery's will significantly increase range, lower charge time, & likely cost less then present battery's.

With this new technology so close to being available, I dought you will see many if any mainstream manufacturers release new EV products.
That said, BMW is in the process of releasing an electric scooter.   

Good things come to those that wait.......
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 09:22:20 PM »

Has anyone heard any more about the H-D Livewire? My Zero dealer said it has been approved for production but didn't know of any other details.  I had seen posts that said H-D was hiring people with EV backgrounds which would support H-D deciding to go ahead with production.
Its a non-starter for them.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 09:37:19 PM »

I have to think it will not be produced until solid state battery's come out which is still a few years out.
These battery's will significantly increase range, lower charge time, & likely cost less then present battery's.

With this new technology so close to being available, I dought you will see many if any mainstream manufacturers release new EV products.
That said, BMW is in the process of releasing an electric scooter.   

Good things come to those that wait.......

What do you mean "in the process?"  It has been available in Europe for a couple of years now and just went on sale in California (and soon to the rest of the country).
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 11:06:02 PM »

The fact that it's only 1/50 released in the US defines it as a process in my opinion.

This is a Harley Livewire section & recommend discussion be focused on that product. 

 
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 12:14:03 AM »

The last things I heard about Harley was that they plan to produce an electric motorcycle by 2020.  The LiveWire project ended with their European tour last year bringing the 40 demo bikes for test rides. 

They also mentioned something about waiting for more energy-dense batteries, and possibly solid state batteries.  Basically, there is no new word for the past year or two.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 01:02:26 AM »

The fact that it's only 1/50 released in the US defines it as a process in my opinion....

California is way more than 1/50 of the USA on any scale that matters.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 06:39:41 AM »

I moved the statement I made re. BMW here......

http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=7008.0
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