Motorcycle giants work on developing an electric machine for EU project.
The European Union’s RESOLVE project (Range of Electric Solutions for L-category Vehicles) is been taken care of by two of the biggest names in the motorcycle industry. KTM and Piaggio are focusing on creating a cost-effective electric commuter to make drivers give up their cars.
The two motorcycle brands will not be alone in this project. A couple of universities and Bosch (one of the global leaders in electronic bike technology) have also joined the project to help KTM and Piaggio succeed. The aim is to develop several cost-effective, energy efficiant and comfortable ELVs, also known as Electric L-category Vehicles so car drivers will switch to electric vehicles for their daily urban commutes.
KTM and Piaggio have to build two four-wheeled machines, a L2e or moped class sort of speak, and a L6e or quadricycle as we know it. All the technology developed for this project will be easily applied to two-wheeled motorcycles. Time is short for the motorcycle giants as the deadline is set for 2018.