Days after revealing the Husqvarna E-Pilen electric motorcycle concept, Pierer Mobility unveils the Husqvarna Vektorr Concept. The new concept model is a Husqvarna electric scooter designed primarily for Europe, where the brand is well-established. Both products are on display at the Pierer Mobility special exhibition in the KTM Motohall in Mattighofen, Austria.
Husqvarna electric scooter design & styling
The Husqvarna scooter features a two-tone body paint with the brand’s signature fluorescent green stripes on various elements. Multi-spoke alloy wheels, signature circular LED headlamps, and sleek body panels are other visual highlights. The vehicle is intended as a personal transport solution for the urban traveler.
Husqvarna electric scooter range & features
The Husqvarna electric scooter is expected with the same system and air-cooled battery pack as the Chetak. It is an IP67-rated 3 kWh unit that powers the frame-mounted motor generating 4 kW and 16 Nm. The initial plan was to offer a 10 kW motor as well in this model but looks like Husqvarna would stick with a lower output to achieve a competitive price and align with the needs of the urban commuter.
Confirmed Husqvarna Vektorr specs at the moment are a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) and a range of up to 95 km (59 miles). We reckon that the concept employs a fixed battery system, but future Husqvarna models would have a swappable battery, allowing customers to benefit from the widespread swap stations Pierer Mobility group’s KTM group (includes Husqvarna) plans to establish with Piaggio, Honda, and Yamaha Motor in Europe.
Electric scooter market outlook
Pierer Mobility estimates the European region to be a $10 billion market for electric two-wheelers in 2025. Pierer Mobility says that short distance mobility share is forecast to grow from 5-10% to 20-30% by 2030 in urban cities like Munich, Germany. It says that the existing European motorcycle & scooter market in the 50 to 125 cc category will become 50% electric in the low voltage range on short distance by 2030. The Husqvarna electric scooter marks the first step of the brand to capitalize on this growth.
We expect the Husqvarna e-scooter’s design and specifications to be influenced by the needs and preferences of European customers. This model will be an L3e-A1 category EV as per EU regulations, and so, its power and power-to-weight ratio won’t exceed 11 kW and 0.1 kW/kg, respectively.
Husqvarna intends to expand its dealer network to facilitate the growth of electric vehicles in the European market. Husqvarna Motorcycles is now searching for qualified dealers in large metropolitan areas of Europe, focusing on Germany, Italy, Spain, and France.
Urban E-Mobility strategy
During the conclusion of the Chetak electric Yatra in November 2019, Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj told the media that the Chetak platform would spawn a performance variant that would come as KTM and Husqvarna between the three brands. That was the first indication of a platform synergy. Pierer Mobility, within a few weeks, in its investor document, confirmed the development of a common 48 V electric two-wheeler platform for planned mass production in India. Top boss Stefan Pierer more recently confirmed in a media interaction that the Husqvarna product development on the Chetak platform was progressing.
Under the ‘Urban E-Mobility strategy,’ the brand with Swedish roots is working towards introducing the electric scooter and aims to be a pioneer in the PTW segment (Powered Two Wheeler segment).
While the Chetak sports a chic design that gives it a classic character, the Husqvarna electric scooter, inspired by the Vektorr, will carry a distinctive design that is quite funky, with young customers being the primary target.
Husqvarna Electric scooter release date
Pierer Mobility expects to begin the sales of the Husqvarna electric scooter in 2022 now, not 2021 as initially planned. The disruption brought forth by the Coronavirus last year, and the global shortage of chips (semiconductors) could have affected the timeline. Production would take place in India, taking guidance from the investor presentations, which state that the development of a common 48-volt electric two-wheeler platform in the power range of 3 to 10 kW is planned for serial production in the country.
Husqvarna Electric Scooter FAQs
What is the Husqvarna Electric scooter release date?
2022 is the Husqvarna Vektorr-based electric scooter’s release date.
What is the specifications of the Husqvarna scooter
Confirmed Husqvarna Vektorr specs are a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) and range of 95 km (59 miles).
Which models would the Husqvarna scooter compete with?
Super Soco cPX & Niu NQI seem like worthy competitors to the Husqvarna Vektorr.
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