Following the recent announcement of its E-Mobility initiative and the E-Pilen concept (an electric version of the Svartpilen/Vitpilen motorcycle), Husqvarna Motorcycles unveiled the 'Vektorr' electric scooter concept on 5 May.
Described as an eco-friendly offering that brings the future of personal urban transport into the present, the Vektorr concept is the first electric scooter ever produced by Husqvarna.
According to Husqvarna, the Vektorr is aimed squarely at the urban commuter who demands a compact, stylish and effective personal transport solution to fit their busy lifestyle.
Styled and ridden like a conventional scooter, the Vektorr will deliver a top speed of 45km/h and offer a range of up to 95km.
Alongside the E-Pilen concept that was previewed in April, the Vektorr concept offers a vision of what Husqvarna’s move into electric urban mobility will look like. Husqvarna says their existing values of being progressive, innovative, stylish and unique will be applied across the upcoming E-Mobility range.
While the retail release of the E-Mobility range is still some way off, the E-Pilen and Vektorr concepts are being displayed at a special ‘PIERER Mobility AG’ special exhibition in the KTM Motohall in Mattighofen, Austria, that’s open to the public.
The Bltz concept, a compact, footpath-style scooter with electric power, will also be on display at the exhibition.
According to Husqvarna, development of their upcoming electric models are well-advanced and the expansion into E-Mobility is also reflected in moves to expand their dealer network in Europe. Husqvarna say they are searching for qualified dealers in large metropolitan areas in Europe, focussing on Spain, France, Italy and Germany initially.
Whether the E-Mobility initiative will expand to the Australian Husqvarna dealer network is unknown, but the generally low take-up rate of electric vehicles in Australia would seem to make the local market less of a priority.