Stellar Solar, one of California’s leading solar installation companies, partnered with San Diego Harley-Davidson to help provide power for the Project Livewire road tour event. The LiveWire is Harley’s first shot at an all-electric motorcycle, and to power the event solely on the sun really demonstrates the capabilities of this bike.
According to the press release, San Diego Harley’s General Manager Ty Miller knew of Stellar Solar because he had one of their systems installed on his home “When we received word that San Diego Harley-Davidson was going to be one of the first locations on the tour, the Stellar Solar Mobile Solar Station immediately came to mind as a perfect fit to help power the event,” Miller said. “Electric motorcycles and solar power complement each other nicely and we are happy to promote solar along side this innovative motorcycle.”
Though not yet for sale, Project LiveWire is meant to get feedback from Harley fans and customers, to see what they want in an electric motorcycle, and just how open to the idea they are. One thing I imagine many customers are going to want is more power, more range, and faster recharging, but with 74 horsepower and a 0 to 60 MPH sprint of under 4 seconds, its certainly no slouch. The 53 mile driving range, however, leaves a lot of room for improvement, though that’s what this partially-solar powered tour is about.
The event was held last week, where hundreds of Harley fans came out to see what the LiveWire was all about.