Samsung SDI’s battery packs will be used for Harley-Davidson’s First Electric Motorcycle LiveWire
Samsung SDI announced today that Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle LiveWire will be powered by Samsung SDI’s battery packs. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle LiveWire is scheduled to be released in the latter half of the year. Harley-Davidson with 116-year history has collaborated with Samsung SDI in a project to develop the electric motorcycle since 2014.
Harley-Davidson will showcase LiveWire featuring the Samsung SDI’s battery pack at CES 2019. The company will accept preorders (Starting at $29,799) during the event for shipping in the fall.
The Livewire with Samsung SDI’s batteries will be able to travel 180 kilometers on a single charge, which is a significant improvement compared to the prototype e-motorcycle, Project Livewire, which traveled 97 kilometers on a single charge. LiveWire will be able to go from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.5 seconds. Connectivity technology has also been enhanced to better deliver information between riders or between motorcycles and riders.