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Motorcycles Harley-Davidson expands LiveWire into full electric sub-brand

21:35  10 may  2021
21:35  10 may  2021 Source:   autoblog.com

Harley-Davidson spins out LiveWire as its own electric motorcycle brand

  Harley-Davidson spins out LiveWire as its own electric motorcycle brand The company will unveil a new electrified model in JulyIt’s a similar move to how Harley-Davidson approached its new electric bicycle company, Serial 1. The idea is that LiveWire continues to benefit from its relationship with its parent company while also forging its own brand identity that is distinct from Harley-Davidson.

Harley-Davidson officially announced Monday that it will offer an entire lineup of "LiveWire" branded electric bikes, building on the excellent (if expensive) model of the same name that the company launched two years ago. From this moment forward, the company announcement said, "LiveWire is more than a motorcycle."

a person sitting on a motorcycle

"By launching LiveWire as an all-electric brand, we are seizing the opportunity to lead and define the market in EV. With the mission to be the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world, LiveWire will pioneer the future of motorcycling, for the pursuit of urban adventure and beyond," said Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson. "LiveWire also plans to innovate and develop technology that will be applicable to Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles in the future."

LiveWire will be own brand for electric motorcycles - Harley-Davidson founded electro-Submarke

 LiveWire will be own brand for electric motorcycles - Harley-Davidson founded electro-Submarke Harley-Davidson transfers the model name of its E-Modell's LiveWire to a new sub-brand for electric drive motorcycles. The first model with the new logo promise Americans for July. © Harley-Davidson Already in February 2021 Harley boss Jochen Zeitz has announced the reorientation of the house's electrician division as part of the Hardwire strategy: Electromobility from Milwaukee should become a self-employed department on the technology leader.

The LiveWire brand will get dedicated showrooms, H-D said in the announcement, starting in California and expanding into other electric-friendly markets. In areas with less existing support, potential buyers will have access to digital showrooms and shopping support. The first bike under the new LiveWire umbrella will be announced on July 8, 2021 and premiere at the International Motorcycle Show on the 9th.

And while LiveWire will be marketed as a separate brand, Harley-Davidson says that its legacy and electric development teams will work hand-in hand "to ensure an industry leading application in their respective core segments."

The electric-focused sub-brand strategy mimics that of automakers such as Toyota, Honda and Hyundai, which all expanded existing electrified nameplates into entire sub-brands (Prius, Clarity and Ioniq, respectively) with varying degrees of success.

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