Earlier this year, Ayala-owned Adventure Cycle Philippines, Inc.(ACPI) officially began its Husqvarna operations in the country. One of their first offerings came in the form of Vitpilen and the Svartpilen motorcycles. These bikes are either powered by a 200cc or 373cc, fossil-fuel burning engines.
Husqvarna is planning another "Pilen" though, and this will be electric.
Husqvarna Motorcycles is going forward into the future with a zero-emissions product range to broaden the brand’s appeal to existing riders as well as a whole new audience.
Inspired by the pioneering design of the successful Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, the brand offers a tantalizing vision of what its future move into electric urban mobility will look like with the E-Pilen Concept.
The current Husqvarna motorcycle range is already known for being progressive, smart, dynamic, and purely design-oriented. These values will continue to be hallmarks of the E-mobility line. The E-Pilen Concept is a clear statement of that intent. With a power output of 8 kW and a range of 100 km, the E-Pilen Concept has clearly been developed with the urban commuter and leisure rider in mind, with a range that maximizes the time between battery charges.
When it comes to batteries, Husqvarna is keeping an open mind. The E-Pilen Concept features a modular and swappable battery system allowing the power pack to be exchanged, extending the appeal and utility of electric motorcycles to those considering the switch.
Best of all, Husqvarna wants this E-Pilen to be easily accessible to any interested buyers. Unlike other brands, it will be sold alongside petrol powered versions in the same showrooms. Development of the E-mobility range is already well-advanced and further information will be released in the near future.