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Electric Harleys: Two years’ free ‘fuel’ for American Easy Riders

GOING ELECTRIC: Just one of the charging stations that will be available to Harley-Davidson owners free for two years. Image: Supplied

RESTON, Virginia – Electrify America has signed an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, The Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ with the per minute equivalent of 500kW hours of complimentary charging over two years through Electrify America rechargestations nationwide.

LiveWire motorcycle customers who buy a bike assembled through August 2019 to end July 2021 can enrol and manage their charging plan through a newElectrify America mobile app, available through Android and iPhone.

Harley-Davidson customers will use a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers across highway and metro stations planned for 42 states and the District of Columbia.

JUST LIKE A REGULAR TOP-UP: An electric Harley-Davidson gets a ”fuel” top-up. Image: Supplied

To highlight the convenience of charging on the network to new LiveWire motorcycle owners, Electrify America charging locations will be integrated with the latest version of the Harley-Davidson™ App.

‘ADVANCING ELECTRIC’

Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America, told The Corner through a media release: “With an average of 130km between each of our charging stations we’re creating a network that is premium, ubiquitous and powerful. It makes sense that we would expand that offering to owners of an electric motorcycle.”

Luke Mansfield, VP and chief strategy officer for H-D, added: “We’re excited to be working with such an iconic brand as part of a shared commitment to advancing the electric vehicle industry. H-D is taking significant steps to lead the electrification of motorcycling, including supporting a charging infrastructure.

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“We look forward to providing our customers with ample opportunities to charge their Livewire motorcycles, including access to free charging.”

The company expects to have under development about 800 total-charging station sites with 3500 chargers by December 2021 covering 29 metros and 45 states, including two cross-country routes.”

NO NOISE, NO IMMEDIATE POLLUTION: Free charging across America for Harley owners. Image: Supplied

 

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