Triumph has unveiled its prototype TE-1 electric motorbike, featuring an advanced battery system developed by Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE)

The all-new battery has peak power of 170kW and continuous power of 90kW, with a capacity of 15kWh. This enables the motorbike to deliver 130kW of peak power and 80kW of continuous power.

WAE’s battery pack incorporates dedicated cell packaging for optimum centre of gravity, vehicle control unit, DCDC converter, integrated cooling, charge port, and styled carbon covers.

The 360-volt system also enables a fast-charging time of under 20mins – 0 to 80%.

Over the next six months the prototype demonstrator will undertake an extensive live testing programme within Triumph’s facilities, including rolling road and track testing.

At the completion of the live testing phase, the prototype demonstrator will be updated with its final body panels in readiness for active track demonstration.

The project is a collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, WAE, Integral Powertrain, and Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK.

Dyrr Ardash, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Williams Advanced Engineering said: “Following an extended period of testing, we are thrilled to finally see the results of our work on a physical bike.

“By working with the team at Triumph, we have continued to push the boundaries of battery technology, keeping the rider in mind at all times.

“Because we have designed the battery from the ground-up, design has not been compromised and we have been able to maximise the potential of cutting edge technology, offering both performance and all important, range”.


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