Finnaly, the E-Pilen Concept is announced by Husqvarna, only partial details revealed.
We covered in the past the Husqvarna E-Pilen images that leaked in an Investor Presentation by Pierer Mobility, and one of the reasons for the hype over the E-Pilen model, is that current Vitpilen and Svartpilen models are best sellers, loved by riders. Even with the reveal of images and some specs, we don’t have the full spec sheet on the coming E-pilen model.
The design features on the E-Pilen are similar to the Vitpilen and Svartpilen as well, with an upright riding position, faux-tank and aggressive lines.
The batteries are placed so that they appear to be removed from the top, and their yellow color stands out great off the White-black overall shades of the bike.
Since we did not see any reference to dates, we can say it’s safe to assume 2022 is still the target year for release, as previously stated in Pierer mobility’s presentations.
What we do know is that it will be a light, urban bike, with decent range and a power output of 8 kW. The range of 100 km makes the E-Pilen Concept perfect for the urban commuter and leisure rider. This comes a bit lower than the 10kW motor projected at first in the early leaks of the E-Pilen, but still decent HP for a city ride.
The teaser shows enclosed battery modules, with each of three battery modules can be swapped out with another fresh one. This comes in accordance with the latest cooperation between KTM, Honda, Yamaha and Piaggio for a swappable battery consortium. The battery full details were not revealed other than the range estimate, which is still on paper.
So far, Husqvarna only had the electric EE-5 model announced back in mid 2019, a comparable version of a 50cc dirt bike with a peak power output of 5 kW, and thrust of 13.8Nm of torque. That would be right about 6.7HP. The E-Pilen marks a strong lightweight motorcycle, with more power suitable for a street bike. It remains to be seen what the full specs will hold, and we will surely keep you posted.
Meanwhile, enjoy the Husqvarna video teaser of the E-Pilen.