Harley-Davidson has resumed manufacturing and deliveries of its electrical LiveWire motorbike after figuring out a problem with charging was remoted to a single automobile.
Harley-Davidson halted production and supply of its first electrical motorbike earlier this week after discovering what it described on the time as a “non-standard situation.” Harley-Davidson didn’t recall any of the LiveWire bikes already on the highway, but it surely did cease manufacturing and deliveries, and started extra testing and evaluation.
On the time, Harley-Davidson didn’t clarify what the non-standard subject was, however TechCrunch has since realized that it was a charging-related downside on one motorbike.
“After finishing rigorous evaluation this week, now we have resumed LiveWire manufacturing and deliveries,” Harley-Davidson stated in a remark emailed to TechCrunch. “Clients could proceed driving their LiveWire motorbike and are in a position to cost the motorbike via all strategies. Briefly stopping LiveWire manufacturing allowed us to substantiate that the non-standard situation recognized on one motorbike was a singular prevalence.”
The corporate added that this incident reveals that its high quality assurance measures are working as designed.
The manufacturing stoppage put a damper on Harley-Davidson’s first foray into electrification simply weeks after deliveries of LiveWire started to ramp up. The $29,799, 105 horsepower electrical motorbike was to be the primary of a future line-up of EVs from Harley-Davidson spanning bikes, bicycles and scooters.
The LiveWire, which is supposed to enrich, not exchange, Harley-Davidson’s premium internal-combustion cruiser bikes, went into manufacturing in 2019. Supply to sellers started September 27.