Harley Davidson’s e-bike plans are low on juice

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Don’t hold your breath for Harley Davidson’s electric motorcycle, with the battery-powered LiveWire on hold until powertrain tech catches up. The eco-friendly bike was revealed to no small degree of interest a year ago, with the iconic firm taking it on a tour of the US and Europe to gage potential interest among riders. According to Harley the LiveWire is still on the roadmap, but right now neither the price nor the battery technology are ready for the mass market.
The issue is expected range, Matt Levatich, CEO of Harley Davidson, told Marketwire. After taking around 36 of the bikes around different cities, giving approximately 6,800 test rides to fans and dealers, the feedback was that riders would expect at least 100 miles of range from a single charge.

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