Swedish motorcycle manufacturer Husqvarna has unveiled their new Husqvarna Vektorr electric scooter concept, an eco-friendly personal urban transporter. The build shows a lean towards urban convenience and commute.
The brand revealed its E-Pilen electric motorcycle, essentially aimed at the same crowd, days before their recent announcement. They, on the whole, aim to broaden their rider base and position to exhibit competitive methods in the burgeoning electric motorcycle market.
Although just a conceptualization, Husqvarna has plans of considerable significance for its Vektorr electric scooter. Being developed in partnership with the Indian automobile tycoon Bajaj, the Vektorr will be formed on the Bajaj Chetak platform, a lightweight electric scooter that has seen relative success in the Indian market. What outshines the Husqvarna Vektorr from other electric scooters is its styling. At a glimpse, it’s clear to see that Husqvarna has abided true to its ‘olde worlde’ influenced contemporary styling.
In the styling department, the Vektorr is undeniably Husqvarna, with crisp clean lines that put it right at home with the E-Pilen and gas-powered cousins like the Svartpilen and Vitpilen. The Vektorr stereotype has an almost newfangled aesthetic to it, corresponding to the design we see in the Husqvarna 401 range of street bikes.
Engine And Battery Specifications Of Husqvarna Vektorr
In regard to the technical aspects of this automobile, a 4-kilowatt electric motor boasting 45 kilometers per hour will run this ultimate urban vehicle and hands it over a battery range of up to 95 kilometers per hour. Husqvarna affirms that the Vektorr will be having a top speed restricted to just 45 kilometers per hour, making it obvious that this scooter is meant strictly for around-town, regional commuting, as opposed to high speed, long-distance travel. The 95-kilometer range of Vektorr is achievable in a single charge. But the top speed factor is not as pleasing or exquisite as Husqvarna claims. Apart from this, little info has been revealed by Husqvarna other than the genuineness that the company plans to release the production-ready Vektorr sometime in 2022.
The upcoming Husqvarna e-scooter comprises a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The motor output ranges from 3.8 kW to 4.1 kW and induces up to 16 Nm of torque. Charging times are similar to that of Bajaj Chetak. The battery design and its positioning are also inspired by the Indian old-school vehicle. The charging is set to take around five hours. The production operation of Vektorr is likely to show up with a front disc brake but only a combination brake system in lieu of ABS, as well as ride modes, reverse mode, and Bluetooth mode closely resembling their Chetak.
External Features Of Husqvarna Vektorr
The Vektorr electric scooter is predominantly strategized with a more captivating style and sporty look. The body panel comes with a dual-tinge effect and its look is way too assertive. The scooter has a large circular headlamp. Similarly, there is an LED DRL ring on the front. Like other automobiles, the headlamp is also provided in it.
With a clear cross-examination, you’ll be able to spot the Chetak basics, such as a motor mounted with a swing arm. This motor enables the transmission of power to the wheel, closing out the necessity for chain or belt-drive. Other likenesses include the application of single-sided trailing link front suspension, single-sided swingarm, a mono-shock at the rear, 12-inch alloy wheels, and a circular digital instruments display.
The e-scooter is available in a black and white color combination. This gives the scooter a more attractive style. Its alloy wheels have a neon yellow highlight. The e-scooter does seem to have a sporty, yet true riding posture. On the front portion, the Vektorr is featured with their signature Husqvarna circular LED headlamp enclosed by large, glistening panels. It has got lots of curves and flowing panels. The mudguards cover almost half of the wheels and tires giving it a confined look. Its side panel has H-badging. It has a single-piece flat seat, which makes it comfortable for the Pillion rider.
Husqvarna and KTM recently formed a council, headed to the development of structured, swappable batteries for electric motorcycles. The evolution of the E-Mobility range is well-refined and articulates the forward-thinking innovation, that has seen set as a benchmark by the Husqvarna Motorcycles for gilt-edged, aesthetics and implementation for more than a century.
Manufacturing And Production Of Husqvarna Vektorr
The Vektorr is set to be produced in the manufacturing unit of Bajaj at Chakan during the early 2022s. At the same time, it won’t be pocket-friendly – at this time, the most basic Chetak itself costs Rs 1.43 lakh (ex-showroom), and the Husqvarna, by nature of kinship with an extravagant brand, will practically cross the Rs 1.5 lakh mark.
A quote from Husqvarna:
The Vektorr Concept is the first electric scooter ever produced by Husqvarna Motorcycles and is aimed squarely at the urban commuter who demands a compact, stylish and effective personal transport solution to fit their busy lifestyle.