In line with the global shift toward electric vehicles, Norton has announced its plans to enter the world of EVs, with its first product likely to make its debut in the next two and a half years.
TVS-owned Norton Motorcycles has announced that it will enter the electric vehicle segment with a new motorcycle. The company’s new Project Zero Emission Norton is being funded by the UK government’s Advanced Propulsion Centre 19 units.
While we are still in dark about details, we do know that the company has set a timeline of two and a half years to develop the motorcycle. any have speculated that the British bikemaker is looking to develop a motorcycle that will offer both performance and range.
Norton has partnered with a few other companies, all of which will bring in their expertise in different areas, for the development of the motorcycle. Delta Cosworth will design the battery pack, while HiSpeed Limited will bring in motor design and manufacturing skills. Formaplex Technologies will provide its expertise in precision composites manufacturing, and M&I Materials will lend a hand in the application of dielectric cooling oils. INDRA will focus on home charging technology, and the University of Warwick will take care of battery technology, modelling, and toolchain development. We are still not sure if TVS will be involved in providing its expertise in the development of the bike.
The company recently launched its re-engineered V4SV in the UK market. The motorcycle made it to the headlines with a price tag of 44,000 GBP that surpassed that of the Ducati Panigale V4 SP.