The rise in fuel prices and the fact that fossil fuels might bid their goodbye in the future, has given birth to a new revolution, the electric revolution. While other countries have already made electric vehicles a part of their day-to-day life, EVs are gaining popularity here as well, slowly but gradually. Husqvarna too realized the EV industry’s potential and teased the E-Pilen concept sometime back and now, the company has unveiled the E-Pilen concept in all its glory at the 2021 IAA International Motor Show in Munich, Germany.
What can we expect?
The company is stating that the production-spec model of the electric motorcycle will bear stark similarities to the concept featured here. The E-Pilen is probably going to be the first electric street bike from the company. If E-Pilen makes it to production, we can’t help but think about a future where we will get to see KTM E-Dukes as well!
Bajaj and KTM have been jointly working on a common electric platform that will have products ranging from 3kW to 10kW using a 48V electric system. There are a few more in the pipeline including an e-scooter that will be sold under the KTM brand.
The E-Pilen retains a similar body and panels in the faux-tank area, which houses three removable battery packs. Spec-wise, the E-Pilen won’t drop any jaws in terms of power, performance, or range. Husqvarna says it’s got an 8kW motor (10.73 bhp), with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), which doesn’t sound like much until you realize that the range issue will be mitigated by the E-Pilen’s use of swappable batteries. We can expect the E-Pilen to share its cycle parts with the next-generation KTM 125, 250 and 390 Duke models, which are manufactured in India by partner Bajaj Auto.