Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, has teamed up with Harley-Davidson in an attempt to provide owners of the all-electric LiveWire motorcycle with a nationwide per minute equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging over two years.
Also, if you’ve purchased your LiveWire bike between August of 2019 and July 2021, you can enroll and manage your charging plan through the new Electrify America mobile app, available on Android and iOS.
Electrify America’s network of ultra-fast EV chargers will spread across highway and urban charging stations in 42 states, including the District of Columbia.
“With an average of 70 miles between each of our charging stations, we are creating a network that is premium, ubiquitous and powerful, so it makes sense that we would expand that offering to electric motorcycle owners,” said Electrify America president and CEO, Giovanni Palazzo. “We are excited to work with an iconic brand like Harley-Davidson, as part of a shared commitment to advancing the electric transportation industry.”
Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson VP Luke Mansfield had this to say regarding the agreement: “At Harley-Davidson, we are taking significant steps to lead in the electrification of motorcycling, including supporting the development of global charging infrastructure. We look forward to providing our customers with ample opportunities to charge their Livewire motorcycles, including having access to complimentary charging on Electrify America’s growing network.”
As for the bike itself, it has an estimated range of 110 miles (177 km) on urban roads and can accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in under 3.5 seconds.