Husqvarna is working on developing a range of electric scooters for 2021 as well as an electric naked motorcycle that will be launched the following year. This will be the Sweeden brand’s first electric motorcycle.
The sketches of the 2022 Husqvarna E-Pilen showcase what we could expect from the new bike. The bodywork follows the distinctive lines of the company with some components resembling the Vitpilen and Svartpilen signature. As far as the power unit goes, E-Pilen could feature a modular battery system powering an electric motor capable of developing 5 hp (4kW) or 13 hp (10kW) as it seems that the electric motorcycle will come in two versions. The development of such a motorcycle could end up with the Husqvarna E-Pilen costing more than a Svartpillen model.
There’s more to come as Husqvarna is working on a couple of electric scooters. It looks like a 5 hp (4kW) model is in the works as a 2021 model, but the brand’s owner, Pierer Mobility AG, seems set to develop e-scooters with up to 15 hp (11 kW) to bring them to the A1 segment of the motorcycle market. Also, as the electric scooters fall into the L3e-A1 category which belongs to the light motorcycles, in some countries, the vehicles can be ridden with a car driver’s license (class B).
It’s a bold move from Husqvarna as parent company Pierer Mobility AG is focused on developing and bringing more electric vehicles to the motorcycle market with the first two models running under the Husqvarna brand. Looking back, in 2014, KTM began manufacturing their first electric motorcycle – the Freeride E. In 2020 the electric SX-E followed. Furthermore, Pierer Mobility AG also sells e-bikes with electric motors wearing the badge of Gasgas, R Raymon and Husqvarna brands. So, it seems the future looks electric for the Sweedish company.