The Project Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle has been revealed in its completed prototype form. The zero emissions motorcycle has been created to optimise its Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE)-developed powertrain to set new standards for electric bike performance, with class-leading power, efficiency, charging time and range.
The Project Triumph TE-1 is the result of a unique collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG at the University of Warwick funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK, was set up to create ground-breaking developments in specialist electric motorcycle engineering and innovative integrated technology design.
The futuristic looking Triumph TE-1 features a WAE battery pack that incorporates dedicated cell packaging for optimum centre of gravity, vehicle control unit, DCDC converter, integrated cooling and charge port, with styled carbon covers.
The all-new battery has peak power of 170kW and continuous power of 90kW, with a capacity of 15kWh. This enables the motorbike to deliver 130kW of peak power and 80kW of continuous power.
Class leading system cooling combined with the optimum balance of power and energy means TE-1 can give the rider more electric power for longer and deliver outstanding performance regardless of battery charge. The 360-volt system also enables a fast-charging up to 80 percent in under 20 minutes.
The overall objective of the TE-1 project has been focused on developing electric motorcycle capability. Its rider benefits include more power for longer, outstanding performance regardless of battery charge, faster charging and optimised bike handling through enhanced frame position.
Nick Bloor, Triumph CEO, said: “I am thrilled with the results we have already achieved with our partners and the exciting preview of the potential electric future to come.
“We look forward to continuing the ambitious and innovative work on the TE-1 demonstrator prototype through the live testing phase and sharing the outcome with Triumph fans across the world.”
Dyrr Ardash, WAE head of strategic partnerships, said: By working with the team at Triumph, we have continued to push the boundaries of battery technology, keeping the rider in mind at all times.
“Because we have designed the battery from the ground-up, design has not been compromised and we have been able to maximise the potential of cutting edge technology, offering both performance and all important, range.”