2018 was the year of many announcements of motorcycles that don’t need gasoline. This means that in 2019 most of them will come to market – and Harley-Davidson LiveWire will be a lot of interesting competitors.
Your rating of electric motorcycles and other scooters the most interesting was presented by the experts of the website Electrek. There is a solution for all budgets: from a Chinese urban bike for $ 2,000 to “two-wheeled supercar” over 117 thousand dollars.
Of course, the most discussed of the two-wheeled novelty 2019 – LiveWire. Is the firstborn of an entire line of electric motorcycles and the project, the first prototype of which was presented in 2014. Since it is many times modified, and the motorcycle show EICMA in Milan in 2018 revealed the production version. Since then, information about it appeared a little. Well-known manufacturers of a number of components – Ohlins and Brembo, which indicates the premium nature of the product.
But at CES 2019, it became clear that the motorcycle LiveWire is serial future. The company officially announced that it will begin production of its first electric motorcycle in 2019 and has already opened pre-orders. The cost of the LiveWire in the base set is 29 799 dollars. It is much more expensive than other electric motorcycles on the market today.
It is now known that the bike has got a continuously variable automatic transmission that provides acceleration to 100 in less than 3.5 seconds and a power reserve of up to 180 km on a single battery charge. LiveWire comes with H-D Connect, which conveys to the owner the status of the bike via the mobile app, including information on battery life, notifications to maintenance and warning in case of unauthorized access.
In addition, the company claims that the LiveWire will be the first mass electric motorcycle with support for mobile communication.
Super SOCO TC Max
Despite the grandiose name, this bike is the representative of the other end of the spectrum: relatively affordable bike for riding around town. This means a maximum speed limit of 100 km/h and is not the most efficient motor with a power of 5 kW. The battery 72 and 45 A*h will allow economical the rider to overcome 110 km.
The company has already received permission to operate the bike on European roads, and promises to begin deliveries in the first quarter of 2019.
Price – 4499 euros.
A producer from California will present in 2019 two similar models: Smart and Smart Desert Classic. Both, rather, stories for city driving and “slow walking”: the maximum speed above 80 km/h, engine power 3 kW, and the battery on 80 or 160 km. In addition, if you order the bike with only one battery pack, it will accelerate to 64 km/h.
The price is $ 6399.
Your motorcycle the creators call “two-wheeled supercar” – with a corresponding price tag of 117 thousand dollars.
Have Vector best power-to-weight in the industry, say British engineers. Thanks to the engine capacity of 103 kW, the bike accelerates to 100 in 3.1 seconds and reaches maximum speed of 240 km/h Is quite impressive for a monster weighing in at 220 kg, which is a lot even for a motorcycle, despite the extensive use of carbon fiber. A significant part of the weight falls on the latest battery from Samsung capacity of 16.8 kWh.
Tarform with Ukrainian roots
Feature American startup with Ukrainian roots – modular platform, allowing users to modify Tarform will be on the house. Referring to classics from the 1930s, the design was created by engineer Taras Kravchuk: he got a brutal, reminiscent of a classic motorcycle, but if cast as a whole, and not assembled from individual parts.
All the features announced, but Kravchuk says that a single battery charge is enough for 145 km in town, 80 km on the highway or 121 km in mixed mode.
Price in USA, from 18 thousand dollars.
One of the most successful producers elektronikov in the US in 2019, updates the entire line. The machines have become faster and more powerful batteries. In addition, for all models with the 2015 release offers high-speed charging Charge Tank. Her bike will be charged to 95% in less than an hour.
Prices start at $ 8,500 for the basic model, and up to 22 thousand dollars – for the long-range Zero SR.
CSC City Slicker
Summer model City Slicker American company CSC has announced of how rare the bike is cheaper than $ 2,000. Since then, the trade war with China – namely doing this bike – have made adjustments, and in the spring of 2019 it can be bought for 2495 dollars.
However, most design solutions – budget and, of course, Chinese. Modest battery was forced to limit the maximum speed at around 74 km/h And on a single charge Slicker is unlikely to travel more than 70 km But for the citizen it is enough.
Electrek believes AppScooter one of the most promising projects. It is a bright and technologically advanced scooter with a power reserve of 240 km and a giant trunk. Motor power ranges from 2 kW to 7 kW. A set of smart solutions is impressive: the scooter has a 7-inch touch screen and Internet access, and buttons on the steering wheel, drivers can control navigation and telephone, as well as stream music.
The startup has received 10 million from unnamed investors for the production organization. The price of a motorized scooter starts at 3800 dollars.
Elettrica is the first electric scooter of the iconic brand. However, the creators rely on enthusiasts clean transport: prices start from $ 7300, and it is twice more expensive than a gasoline Vespa scooters. Sales have already begun.
Electric motor power is 4 kW, the range per charge is 100 km away. in addition, Vespa is planning to release a hybrid version Elettrica X with a small gasoline engine, which will increase the vehicle range.
Scooter for those who are style over practicality. The trunk in the frame in the shape of the letter Z does not fit, but everything else is done on the highest level. Speed is limited at around 96 km/h, making the i300 is one of the fastest electric scooter on the market. Acceleration will provide the motor 14 kW, very powerful for such vehicles. Torque corresponding – 587 N*m.
Two batteries, each with a capacity of 1.25 kW and a weight of 11 kg, removable. But missing them only 60 km of track for high speed and fast acceleration you have to pay distance.
Chinese manufacturer of electric scooters by 2019, upgraded the entire line. Baby U-Mini in the review was not hit, but two scooters – NIU M+ and NGT – reviewers Electrek pay tribute. The motors in these devices for 2 and 3 kW, respectively. There is a capacious battery and regenerative braking system. The biggest – NIU NGT – speeds up to 70 km/h, in Europe it plans to sell for 3999 euros.