E-Bikes: Where Do They Stand? 3 Electric Motorcycles to Look Forward To
The internal combustion engine (ICE) is nearing its last gasp, with many major vehicle markets setting schedules on when the fuel-consuming machine will last appear on their roads. Germany voted to end ICE's existence in their country by 2030. Meanwhile, UK announced that it will no longer sell gasoline and diesel cars beginning 2040.
Along with these initiatives, electric vehicle makers are making giant strides in bringing electric cars into the mainstream. Which begs the question, where do our beloved two-wheelers stand in the electric scheme of things? The good news is that motorcycle manufacturers are making huge improvements on their end as well. Check out three of the electric bikes to enjoy for this and the coming years.
The popular American motorcycle maker unveiled the LiveWire electric motorcycle to the world in August 2018, and is scheduled for release in 2019. The bike boasts a fast charge option through the tank, Showa shocks, and TFT dashmount with Bluetooth connectivity.
Vespa is a classic Italian scooter brand popular for its two-stroke engines, but for a bike maker that's firmly rooted in the past, Vespa certainly isn't shying away from the future. Announcing its very own electric scooter back in the 2016 Milan Show, Vespa confirmed the e-bike's September 2018 production date.
The Energica Ego is an electric sport motorcycle described as the world's first street-legal electric Italian sport bike. Released in 2015, the Ego has already made strides in its racing circuit classification, taking podium finishes in many Tourist Trophy (TT) races.