Triumph Motorcycles have collaborated with Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, WMG and Innovate UK, at the University of Warwick, to create integrated solutions for electric vehicles. Codenamed Project Triumph TE-1, the project will take two years. This collaboration will thus be providing Triumph with the help needed for their electric motorcycle venture.
Who does what?
Triumph motorcycles will be leading the project and will provide chassis design, engineering expertise, manufacturing and safety features. Battery and integration capabilities will be handled by Williams Advanced Engineering. Integral Powertrain Ltd’s e-Drive Division would be responsible for the development of power-dense electric motor, and WMG, at the University of Warwick, will take care of electrification solutions. Innovate UK is the government agency that promotes science and technology programs. They will be supporting the project financially.
Professor David Greenwood, professor, advanced propulsion systems at WMG, University of Warwick said; “Electric motorcycles will have a vital role to play in future transport across the globe – delivering reduced congestion and improved urban air quality as well as easing parking. They will also be great to ride, with copious, easily controlled torque delivered smoothly at all road speeds.”
Ducati is also working on its electric vehicle project and Harley Davidson is all set to launch its electric motorcycle. The electric vehicle industry is slowly catching its pace in India as well. Manufacturers such as Avan motors, Ather energy, Tork motors, and Okinawa electric scooters have introduced electric two-wheelers in the country. As of now, we can only hope that Triumphs electric motorcycles would be at par with the ongoing offerings, if not any better.