Phase 2 of the Triumph TE-1 Project is completed: Triumph’s electric motorcycle
Triumph announced the end of phase 2 of the project Triumph TE-1, focused on the development of technology specializing in electric motorcycles and innovative integrated solutions.
The project Triumph TE-1 is a collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG at the University of Warwick funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles from British government.
Including innovation in battery and powertrain design, initial test performance results far exceed the current benchmarks and industry targets.
Developments in performance, efficiency and range is enabling Project TE-1 to fully deliver the partnership’s objectives to enhance the credibility and profile of British industry providing substantial input into future electric motorcycle strategy from Triumph.
- Announcing the completion of Phase 2 – with the reveal of the battery and powertrain prototype, initial high level performance results, and the first design concept drawings for the Project TE-1 Prototype motorcycle that will be created at the end of the next phase.
- Key project achievements to date include test results that show significant innovation in mass, battery technology, and powertrain performance that exceeds the target set by the UK Automotive Council for 2025, meeting the project’s ambitious objectives to deliver genuine innovation for a new standard in fully usable electric motorcycle performance.
- Project TE-1 is a unique collaboration between four major UK industry and academic leaders – Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd.’s e-Drive Division, and WMG at the University of Warwick.
- The objective of this two-year project is focused on developing electric motorcycle capabilities – providing an input into Triumph’s future electric motorcycle offer, driving innovation, capability and new intellectual property, enhancing the credibility and profile of British industry and design.
- Project TE-1 is funded by the UK Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), and delivered through Innovate UK
“The completion of Phase 2, and the promising results achieved to date, provide an exciting glimpse of the potential electric future and showcase the talent and innovation of this unique British collaboration. Without doubt the outcome of this project will play a significant part in our future efforts to meet our customer’s ambition and desire to reduce their environmental impact and for more sustainable transportation,” said Nick Bloor, Triumph CEO.
“This important project will provide one of the foundations for our future electric motorcycle strategy, which is ultimately focussed on delivering what riders want from their Triumph; the perfect balance of performance, handling and real world usability, with genuine Triumph character”, completed.
Prototype will be used as a test “mule”
Triumph announced that, with the completion of phase 2, it will now develop a prototype motorcycle that will be used as a test “mule” in phase 4 (final).
In addition, with the announcement above, they took the opportunity to present the first drawings of the prototype, both for the transmission and the final design of the bike.
The Triumph electric motorcycle has a very aggressive design, with an extremely short tail (usually, the prototype designs and concepts are quite bold, but they are adapted to reality when launched). It does not look like an electric motorcycle.
The front optical set resembles other models of the brand, such as the Speed Triple 1200 RS and Street Triple.
About the electric motor, they inform in the video of the announcement that it is capable of generating up to 180 HP of maximum peak power. The battery has 15 kWh of capacity. There is no information if these numbers are final, so it can change until the bike is launched.
Anyway, just to give you an idea, the electric motorcycle Zero SR / S has a motor with 110 HP of maximum peak power, with battery capacity of 14.4 kWh.