If there is one company at KTM’s parent company, Pierer Mobility, that seems to have both eyes on the future, it is most likely Husqvarna. Yes, I know their bikes are done in retro style too, but this styling is not meant to look or feel like vintage. In fact, Husqvarna’s street bikes like the Vitpilen and the Svartpilen exude a futuristic, almost steampunk atmosphere. In addition, huskies are usually loaded with technology.
We previously covered Husqvarna’s plans to launch an electric bare bike called the E-Pilen. This time around, Husqvarna is expected to launch another electric two-wheeler in the form of a scooter. This scooter, known as the E-01, looks super futuristic and appears to be part of the International Space Station. Now the new scooter should make its debut this year. However, certain delays appear to have postponed the reveal to 2022. This definitely increases the anticipation of an already excited market. So let’s take a look at what we could see in the new Husky E-01.
For starters, we know that the upcoming electric scooter will share the basics with another electric scooter, the Bajaj Chetak. While the Chetak may not be available in the US or Europe, it is an extremely popular electric scooter in India. This and the partnership between KTM and Bajaj make it very practical for the European brand to outsource development and production to India. The upcoming Husky electric scooter is being developed for the European customer. However, there is a chance the E-01 will hit the Asian market at some point, and who knows, we might see it in the US too.
In terms of features, the scooter will be quite similar to the Bajaj Chetak. As such, it will have a friendly output of around 11 kW, which is roughly 15 horsepower – the limit for meeting A1 learning requirements in several parts of Europe.