Charging network operator Electrify America has partnered with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, with the per-minute equivalent of 500 kWh of complimentary charging over two years. Harley first teased an all-electric motorcycle in 2014 and the company plans to begin deliveries of the LiveWire in August 2019.
“At Harley-Davidson, we are taking significant steps to lead in the electrification of motorcycling, including supporting the development of global charging infrastructure,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President Luke Mansfield.
Anyone who purchases a LiveWire manufactured between August 2019 and July 2021 can enroll and manage their charging plan through the Electrify America mobile app. Harley-Davidson customers will be able to use Electrify America’s network of ultra-fast EV chargers in highway and metro charging stations planned in 42 states and the District of Columbia. For better ease of use, Harley-Davidson will also integrate Electrify America charging locations into its own app.
This month, Electrify America has begun implementing its Cycle 2 National ZEV Investment Plan, which it first published in February 2019, and expects to install or have under development approximately 800 total charging stations with 3,500 chargers by December 2021. Over the 30-month investment cycle, it will expand to 29 metros and 45 states, including two cross-country routes.
Giovanni Palazzo, President and CEO of Electrify America, said, “With an average of 70 miles between each of our charging stations, we are creating a network that is premium, ubiquitous and powerful, so it makes sense that we would expand that offering to electric motorcycle owners.”
Source: Electrify America