Triumph TE-1 electric project conclusion resulted in some interesting numbers and details. sadly, this prototype will not go into production.
The historical British brand – Triumph Motorcycles – have been working for a while to create their own version of a motorcycle which will lead the way for the brand into the future.
Since February of this year, Triumph have been sharing their progress of the development of their ‘TE-1’ electric motorcycle prototype based on their flagship petrol-powered Speed Triple 1200 monster.
After a long and arduous development and testing, Triumph have proudly shared that they have officially concluded the testing of their TE-1 electric project and have revealed some impressive performance and charging numbers from the project.
Triumph TE-1 Project Officially Concluded With Impressive Numbers
The Triumph TE-1 electric bike project was undertaken by a unique collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG, University of Warwick, and was funded by the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK.
The main of this electric project was to make ‘Ground-breaking development in specialist electric motorcycle engineering and innovative integrated technology design’. The company further explained that the overall objective of their TE-1 project was focused on developing electric motorcycle capability aimed to provide input into Triumph’s future electric motorcycle offerings while driving innovation, capability, and enhancing the credibility and profile of British industry and design.
Listed below are the Performance and Range Numbers shared by Triumph at the end of TE-1 testing –
- Range – 100 miles / 161 km
At the end of their Phase-4 testing, Triumph was able to achieve a claimed range of 100 miles or 161 km on a single charge from their prototype machine.
The company gives all the credit for this impressive category-leading number to the high energy capacity Williams TE-1 project developed battery pack which implemented the regenerative braking effectively, with a broad scope for better optimisation in the future.
- Speed Triple 1200 Matching Performance With Quicker 0-100 Mph Time
The new TE-1 prototype has been developed upon the underpinnings of the ICE-powered Speed Triple 1200 hyper-naked which also provides a great reference point for the company to measure the progress of the development.
According to Triumph, the TE-1 prototype bike puts out 130 kW or 175 BHP and a peak torque of 109 Nm. These power figures are just 5 BHP and 16 Nm shy of the flagship Speed Triple RS hyper-naked.
The TE-1 prototype boasts a quicker 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) time of just 3.6 seconds while the 0-161 km/h (0-100 mph) was achieved in 6.2 seconds.
- Charge Time – 0-80% State of Charge (SOC) in 20 minutes
Coming to the real numbers, the TE-1 prototype is able to achieve an impressive charge time of 0-80 % State of Charge (SOC) in just 20 minutes.
This impressive was achieved by Triumph with the help of Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) resulting in the development of advanced battery and charging technologies.
- Overall Weight – 220 kg
Triumph claims that the TE-1 electric prototype sports a physical size & scale comparable to their Street Triple combined with the ergonomics, geometry & weight distribution of a Speed Triple.
Triumph boasts that the new electric prototype machine weighs just 220 kg ( 485 lb), which is nearly 25% lighter than the equivalent electric bike competitors.
Finally, Triumph shared that the TE-1 electric bike will remain as a prototype and will not be entered into production. They explain that the TE-1 electric bike is the technological backbone on which future Triumph offerings will be based.