130kW electric Triumph TE-1 will charge in 20 minutes

Triumph TE-1

Triumph Motorcycles claims the electric Triumph TE-1 will set “new standards for electric bike performance”.

Triumph Motorcycles isn’t mucking around with its electric bike program. The brand has been working on its TE-1 electric bike since 2019 and has today released details about the electric motor and battery pack.

According to Triumph Motorcycles, the battery pack developed by Williams Advanced Engineering “will set new standards for electric bike performance, with class-leading power, efficiency, charging time and range”.

How so? For a start, the battery pack enables the bike to run at full power for longer and it can recharge quicker than other battery systems in the market. 

Triumph TE-1

According to Williams, “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”. The 360-volt electrical charging system allows the bike’s batteries to be recharged in less than 20 minutes (0-80%).

Dyrr Ardash, Senior Commercial Manager at Williams Advanced Engineering, said: “Through this innovative project, we are delivering next-generation battery technology. The energy density of this new battery will be a significant step forward giving the rider more power, for longer. And whereas existing technology limits performance at low levels of charge, our lightweight, compact solution gives the rider all of the performance all of the time – regardless of battery charge. It also delivers  class leading range.

“Additionally, we have  pushed the limits of performance by balancing the battery for acceleration and range, with simulations modelled on track-based riding. In other words, as aggressive as possible. WAE has also designed and developed a bespoke electronic control unit combining the battery management system with the bike control functions in one package. A first for this market, this benefits packaging and integration whilst optimising performance and range. What’s more, we have also reduced mass and optimised frame position to benefit handling too.”

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