Project should be finished within two years
The car industry has been adapting quite quickly lately to electric mobility and the majority of manufacturers are thus already offering their electric cars. The motorcycle community in this area is somewhat lagging behind, which, on the other hand, means that there are still opportunities for domination in the electricity motorcycle market. There is still quite a big, yet unexplored market out there and there are few British compynies willing to conquer it.
Triumph and Williams were just two of the names in the project of Triumph TE-1, part of which will also be Integral Powertrain and its section e-Drive, which specialises in making custom-made electric motors, and the university in the town of Warwick, where thye will complete the project with the assistance and funding of the UK agency Innovate UK. The project is supposed to last two years, while its purpose is to produce a new electric motor of the Triumph brand.
Although the original purpose of the project is to produce a new bike, the idea in the background is still a bit wider. This is because the project seeks to help integrate British companies and even faster development in the area of e-motorcycles, while also reducing emissions. In the next step, when the bike enters production, it should then also help to increase employment and Exchange know-how among young people.
Steve Sargent, Triumph’s Chief Product Officer said “Our future product strategy is focused on delivering the most suitable engine platforms for the changing landscape of customer needs, and we see a Triumph electric powertrain as a significant requirement alongside our signature twin and triple cylinder engines. As part of our electric motorcycle initiative, Project Triumph TE-1 represents an exciting collaboration that will provide valuable input into our future line-up. We are incredibly pleased to have the support of OLEV and Innovate UK, and to be working together with the UK’s electrification experts and academic leaders, in an endeavour that ultimately is focused on the future prosperity of British industry, and the future of motorcycling.”