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Triumph’s prototype electric motorcycle revealed
Triumph has revealed its TE-1 electric motorcycle in completed prototype form. Developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain, and WMG at the University of Warwick, the unveiling marks the official end of the collaboration stage of the project.
The completed demonstrator is now fully ready for the next Triumph-led phase to begin – the live testing programme – integrating for the first time all of the latest and final innovations from the project partner workstreams.
Over the next six months, the prototype demonstrator will undertake an extensive live testing programme within Triumph’s state-of-the-art facilities, including rolling road and track testing, designed to provide direction into the final set up and calibration of the prototype demonstrator.
At the completion of the live testing phase, estimated to be in summer 2022, the prototype will be updated with its final body panels in readiness for active track demonstration. At this time, final specifications and testing outcomes will be published, as well as insights and key facts on how the TE-1 delivers on the project targets, including final battery and range performance.
Nick Bloor, chief executive officer at Triumph, said: “It has been truly exciting to see the progress made during phase three of Project Triumph TE-1 with the final prototype motorcycle now going into real life testing. Everyone involved at Triumph is proud to have been part of this innovative British collaboration. Personally, I am thrilled with the results we have already achieved with our partners, and the exciting preview of the potential electric future to come. We look forward to continuing the ambitious and innovative work on the TE-1 demonstrator prototype through the live testing phase and sharing the outcome with Triumph fans across the world.”
Dyrr Ardash, head of strategic partnerships at Williams Advanced Engineering, added: “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.”