Harley-Davidson resumes production of all-electric LiveWire

21 October 2019 - 13:53 By AFP Relaxnews
Production has resumed on the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire.
Production has resumed on the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire.
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After a brief production hiatus due to charging issues, Harley-Davidson told The Verge that production of the electric LiveWire has resumed.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Harley-Davidson temporarily halted production of their fully electric LiveWire, citing charging issues. However, this lapse lasted only a few days. On Friday, the company told The Verge that production had already recommenced. 

In fact, the charging issue was discovered to only be a problem with one individual bike.

"Temporarily stopping LiveWire production allowed us to confirm that the non-standard condition identified on one motorcycle was a singular occurrence," said the company.

Since the LiveWire first went on sale last month for approximately $30,000 (R444,000), the interruption caused a scare for new riders, despite Harley-Davidson promising that driving the bike is still safe. Evidently, there was little reason for concern.

The first all-electric model by the iconic American brand is paving the way for Harley-Davidson's electrified future. Following the announcement of the LiveWire, the company has expressed interest in developing more battery-powered motorbikes and has announced electric bicycle and scooter concepts.


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