Norton has given 30 months as the period for the development of an electric motorcycle. Supported by the UK Government and possibly technology from TVS.
It is about a total investment of £17.2 million that Norton is putting into the development of an electric motorcycle over the medium term. The Advanced Propulsion Center based at the University of Warwick takes care of almost half (7.5 million pounds) of this. Funded by the British government, the grant supports a total of 21 projects with 43.7 million pounds. Norton has given itself 30 months – until the end of 2024 – to present an electric motorcycle. It is not known to what extent Norton will be supported by the parent company TVS, but it can be assumed.
No electric TVS yet
However, if we assume a certain technology transfer from TVS to its subsidiary Norton, it becomes clear that even TVS has only had small electrified scooters in its range so far. A motorcycle on the basis of which Norton could build is currently unknown.
There is already an E-Norton
A student team from the University of Warwick already put an electric sports motorcycle on the Röder in June 2021. 201 hp and 400 Nm sit in a chassis from Norton’s V4 super sports car. It seems conclusive that this technology is the basis for the E-Norton. Especially since the university is already supporting Triumph’s electrical project. Other Norton partners include Delta Cosworth for the battery, HiSpeed Ltd for the motor and Indra for developing the charging system for the electric Norton.
If so, then only a powerful electric motorcycle.
I can imagine an electric scooter for commuting and city traffic.
A small, manoeuvrable electric moped is definitely fun.
Norton to invest over £17m to develop an electric motorcycle by the end of 2024. Almost half of this comes from a state subsidy fund.
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