By Dennis Chung
Designed for urban commuting duty, the Vektorr Concept claims a top speed of 45 kph (28 mph) and a range of up to 95 km (59 miles). Beyond that, Husqvarna provided very little technical detail. We do know, however, that the Vektorr was co-developed with Bajaj, which owns a stake in Pierer Mobility, Husqvarna’s a parent company.
Interestingly, there is no mention of a swappable battery, a feature found on the E-Pilen. Pierer Mobility, through its subsidiary, KTM, is part a consortium for developing a swappable battery pack standard with Piaggio, Yamaha, and Honda. Development of the Vektorr likely began long before Pierer Mobility decided to work with the consortium.
According to a Pierer Mobility report to investors, Husqvarna’s electric scooter will be a low voltage (48 V) vehicle with a 4 kW motor (5 hp), making it rideable with Europe’s A1 beginner license. Based on the claimed range, the Vektorr likely shares the same underpinnings as Bajaj’s Chetak electric scooter. The eventual production model is expected to be manufactured in India.
Where the Chetak has a very Vespa-esque look, the Vektorr’s styling follows Husqvarna’s design language with an emphasis on rounded edges and protruding shapes.
Pierer Mobility estimates the European market for motorcycles and scooters in the 50cc to 125cc performance range to become 50% electric within the next 10 years. The company has set a target of 2022 for its electric scooter to enter production.
With both the Vektorr and E-Pilen being designed for urban riders, Husqvarna is looking to expand its dealer presence in large metropolitan areas in …read more