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Harley-Davidson's First Electric Motor Bike Runs on Samsung SDI Battery Pack
'LiveWire' to Debut at CES 2019
Harley-Davidson's First Electric Motor Bike Runs on Samsung SDI Battery Pack
  • By Michael Herh
  • January 9, 2019, 12:38
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Harley-Davidson has powered its first electric motorcycle, "LiveWire" with a Samsung SDI battery pack.

Samsung SDI announced on Jan. 8 that Harley-Davidson, a world leader in motorcycles, has powered its first electric motorcycle, “LiveWire”  with a Samsung SDI battery pack.

Harley-Davidson will unveil the LiveWire at CES 2019, which opens on Jan. 8 (local time) in Las Vegas.

Harley-Davidson launched the LiveWire project in 2014. After four years of collaboration with Samsung SDI, Harley Davidson came through with the development of the LiveWire Motorcycle. The two companies improved battery technology to raise the electric motorcycle's mileage to 110 miles, nearly twice that of the first model, which could run 60 miles.

It takes 3.5 seconds for the LiveWire to reach 100 km per hour after a start. The electric motor bike has improved connectivity including information transfer between riders or between motorcycles and riders, and location tracking. It also features a distinctive high-speed driving sound different from its unique roaring engine sound.