A Charging Problem Caused a Temporary Pause to Electric Motorcycle Production of Harley-Davidson
A charging drawback has brought on Harley-Davidson to temporarily idle production of its LiveWire electric motorcycle.
The company is conducting tests to research the issue in what is seen as a significant setback for the motorcycle maker, based on the newspaper.
The company has not mentioned when production will resume.
Harley was looking at the electric bike to help rejuvenate sales.
The company requested customers and dealers to use only a professional type of charger that available at its dealerships instead of electrical outlets at their homes.
The bikes retail for $30,000 price tag and these bikes are still safe to ride.
LiveWire owners can charge their bikes by utilizing their standard wall outlets, although a charge time can take 10 hours.
Direct-current charging stations at Harley dealerships can charge the bike’s battery in about an hour, based on the Journal.
Harley is dealing with an aging problem between its core group of riders, so the company is launching new models of bikes and looking abroad.
42 % of Harley bikes went to dealers apart from the U.S in 2018. In July 2018, President Trump criticized Harley-Davidson over the company’s overseas production shift in response to U.S. trade policies.