A big change of direction for an iconic brand.
The first fully electric bike available to the public from a rather unlikely maker. The Harley-Davidson Livewire is possibly the biggest change in the brand's history and seeks to attract a whole new audience to the company.
The 15.5 kWh battery pack provides power to the electric motor which produces up to 78kW, allowing riders to go from 0-100km/h in 3 seconds with top speed limited to approximately 183km/h.
AC & DC
A gamechanger for both bikes and for Harley-Davidson...
...the Livewire is a far stretch from what the brand is known for, and proves that electric transport is not limited to just cars. Providing lightning fast acceleration this bike is sure to be an exciting ride
The Livewire is equipped with a CCS2 Combo / Type 1 Connector.
The Livewire is only able to charge at about 1kwh when charging using AC power, but can be fully charged in 1 hour using DC power.
Which electric charge port does the HD Livewire use?
The Livewire is equipped with Type 1 & CCS1 charge ports. . The CCS1 combination port allows for fast DC charging as well as the standard AC charging.
How long does it take to charge the Livewire at home?
It will take around 12-15 hours to charge the HD Livewire from flat battery. The Harley Davidson can only charge at 1.4kwh meaning that there is no need to install a home charger unless you wish to charge the bike using 100% renewable energy. If you have a solar system at home, the MyEnergi Zappi will allow you to charge your Livewire using 100% solar power, but note that this will still take around 12-15 hours to get a full charge from 0% battery.
How to charge the Harley Daviddon Livewire at a public Type 2 Mennekes EV charger
A Type 2 to Type 1 cable will allow you to charge your bike at up to 1.4Kw / add 15 km for every hour of charge. An essential EV charging cable for every type 1 electric vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charging stations.
Most public charge points are now universal; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanent cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.
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