Husqvarna electric scooter to be based on Bajaj Chetak Electric
The global push for cleaner mobility has encouraged almost every prominent automaker to jump on the electric mobility bandwagon and Husqvarna is no exception to this. The Swedish motorcycle brand is working on an all-electric motorcycle which will be revealed next year. Christened E-Pilen, some initial details about this e-bike were shared by Pierer Mobility AG (parent company of Husqvarna and KTM) last year at an investor’s meeting. But along with this, Husqvarna is also working on an all-electric scooter which was originally due to be revealed this year but the pandemic could push that to 2022. Pierer Mobility had revealed some details about this e-scooter at the meeting last year but of late we have been receiving some crucial developments. Let’s talk about those.
Christened Husqvarna E-01, this all-electric scooter will share its platform with another electric scooter. According to reports, Husqvarna will leverage its partnership with Bajaj Auto for the E-01. This means that the Swedish brand’s e-scooter, in all likelihood, will be based on Bajaj Chetak Electric’s platform. This makes sense given that both Bajaj and Pierer Mobility have accelerated their efforts in the electric mobility field and have agreed to co-develop some electric two-wheelers. The partnership between the two companies will entail the exchange of technology, development of EVs, as well as manufacturing. In line with that, the Husqvarna electric scooter will be manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s Pune plant for the domestic as well as international market.
Husqvarna E-01 is expected to use the same powertrain that propels Bajaj Chetak Electric. It includes a 3 kWh battery pack that generates 5.4 bhp of peak power and allows for a top-speed of 60 km/h. However, we can imagine the battery pack on the E-01 to deliver better performance. The Husky e-scooter is also expected to come equipped with more features as compared to the Chetak.