After successfully concluding Phase Three, Triumph Motorcycle’s Electric Vehicle Project TE-1 moves on to Phase Four which includes real-world road testing.
The Project TE-1 electric vehicle, a collaboration between Triumph Motorcycle, Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain and WMG University of Warwick has been cleared to enter phase four of its development.
Phase three consisted of completing the chassis, suspension, final drive, braking components, software, battery, powertrain, as well as pre-live simulations.
With all benchmarks met, and some exceeded, and Project TE-1 checking all of the boxes in phase 3, phase 4, which will focus on live testing is scheduled to commence. Phase 4 is scheduled to run over the next six months and will include extensive road and on-track testing where the mission will include fine-tuning all aspects of and overall components of the Project TE-1. That means everything from powertrain performance mapping, and battery consumption to handling, acceleration and front wheel lift control.
At the conclusion of Phase 4, expected to be at some point in the Summer of 2022, the Project TE-1 will be updated with its final bodywork and livery before it makes its world debut at an on track presentation with media participation.
“It has been truly exciting to see the progress made during phase 3 of Project Triumph TE1 with the final prototype motorcycle now going into real-life testing. Everyone involved at Triumph are proud to have been part of this innovative British collaboration. Personally, I am thrilled with the results we have already achieved with our partners, and the exciting preview of the potential electric future to come. We look forward to continuing the ambitious and innovative work on the TE-1 demonstrator prototype through the live testing phase and sharing the outcome with Triumph fans across the world.” – Nick Bloor, CEO of Triumph Motorcycle.