TE-1: Specialist electric motorcycle project

WMG played a critical role in the development of the Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle, providing electrification expertise and the critical vision to drive innovation through modelling and simulation based on future market needs.

Close-up of the Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle

Key results

Building sustainable partnerships

WMG helped to develop strong, commercially viable partnerships with UK industry manufacturers and supply chains

Upskilling the workforce

The project helped to build expertise and capability within the UK workforce

 

 

WMG’s TE-1 electric development project was set up to create groundbreaking developments in specialist electric motorcycle engineering and innovative integrated technology design. The project provides an input into Triumph’s future electric motorcycles, driving innovation, standards, capability, and new intellectual property, whilst enhancing the credibility and profile of British industry and design.

Completed in July 2022, the work was a four-way partnership between WMG, Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering and Integral Powertrain Ltd e-Drive Division, funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK. WMG played a critical role in the project by providing electrification expertise and the critical vision to drive innovation through modelling and simulation based on future market needs.

Professor David Greenwood, CEO, HVM Catapult at WMG, said:

To meet our ambitious emission reduction targets in the UK we will have to rethink the way we travel, not only transitioning from internal combustion engines to electric propulsion vehicles, but also encouraging a modal shift away from private cars. Electric two wheelers have a pivotal role to play in the transport revolution as a zero-tailpipe emission option.

“In our partnership with Triumph, WMG used our research experience in electrification to demonstrate manufacturers can deliver products with a lower emission burden as well as outstanding performance-offering customers an EV that is great fun to ride.

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