VW’s Electrify America Providing Fully Electric Harley-Davidson Owners With Charging Plan

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.”

Also read: Harley-Davidson’s Electric LiveWire Bike Has 110 Mile Range, Costs $29,799

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.

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  • robotlogic

    That was very nice of VW helping out all six of the electric Harley-Davidson owners like that.

    • brn

      They sold another one?

  • performante

    Somehow, it’ll still leak oil.

  • Salih Ahzem

    I mean, point is to have a nice engine note between your legs with all motorcycles but scooters isn’t it? Electric Harley sounds (pun intended) not right.

  • Ben

    That’s cool and a nice bit of business. I still don’t think electric bikes are the right way to go. Performance wise, I don’t care, but sound is almost all you have for cars to notice you. Without sound, you’re basically a shadow. That being said, some bikes can get obnoxious with sound, but for the most part, it is useful as a safety precaution.

    • brn

      I’d agree, but the louder the bike, the less likely they’e wearing a helmet.

    • JqC

      Actually, I think the ‘motor note’ on this bike is really gorgeous. As is the overall design. Lacking in range a bit, but you need to understand what this is. This bike is not an appeal to the open road-going, long touring, traditional purchasers of the brand. It is to appeal to new young and middle-aged professionals and successful types who want a play thing for a weekend jaunt, that sits beside their Audi E-Tron GT, or Tesla Model S.

      • Ben

        I get what you’re saying, but in an ideal world you’d want the electric motors on the open road (less vibration and sound) and the loud exhaust in the city to let cars know you’re there.

  • EyalN

    A Harley-Davidson that you can’t do a road trip with it.
    Really advanced motorcycle

  • Mr. EP9

    What about Zero Electric? They’ll need chargers for their bikes too.

    • Thunderbolt

      Already invented way back in 1816, with pedal added to it in 1839

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