Triumph’s TE-1 prototype completes final testing and will reveal full details mid July, here’s what we know ahead of the reveal.
The Triumph TE-1, developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG at the University of Warwick, has announced completing its fourth and final phase of the project – the live testing.
The TE-1 has only been revealed 4 months ago as a final prototype going into testing phase, after long anticipation it will reveal full details, but we have been able to gather some details from previous phases.
Here’s all we know so far:
Back in 2019, Triumph Motorcycles partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE hereinafter), Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG, at the University of Warwick. “TE-1 project” took two years in total.
The motor development done by Integral powertrain, introduced a PMAC motor, that we believe is an 8-pole motor with massive power to weight ratio. With an extremely lightweight motor (only 10kg) peaking an incredible 130kW (~180 HP).
When compared with axial flux motors, which are, to the best of our knowledge the most power dense motors, both motor types achieve an impressive 13kW per kilogram. That puts the motor unit of the TE-1 at the forefront of existing electric powertrains.
WAE were responsible for the all-new battery pack with a capacity of 15kWh, peak power of 170kW and continuous power of 90kW. This enables the TE-1 to deliver 130kW of peak power and 80kW of continuous power from the battery.
The system is cooled in combination with power balance and to allow the TE-1 more electric power with high performance regardless of battery charge. The 360-volt system enables a fast-charging time of under 20mins (0-80%).
Additionally, WAE optimized the battery design and layout inside the chassis to balance mass and position. The control unit (capable of 500kW) integrates into the battery pack to minimize weight and packaging.
The aggressive shape of the TE-1, combined with the naked looks and sportive lines, compose a great stylish look. From chassis to frame, panels, wheels and final drive, Triumph were responsible for much of the development, and they selected top notch parts for every aspect of the TE-1.
For the final drive, a Gates Carbon belt, Öhlins USD suspension, unique prototype Öhlins RSU, Brembo calipers, and Triumph’s control software.
This completes a package of beautiful design, wrapping a high-performance motor with one of the highest densities, as well a good sized battery pack for good range capability.
So, we can’t wait for the official announcement, to see how much can still be revealed, since possible optimization during testing could set an even higher bar for the final specification.