Harley-Davidson Expands To Your Kitchen Table
Also Adds Electric Charging for Coming LiveWire
Before Harley-Davidson announces availability of its electric LiveWire model in August, they are hoping more fans have an opportunity to feel the zero-emission excitement with a new Lego Creator Expert model–a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy.
Crafted to reflect Harley Davidson’s style and finishes, the 1,023-piece model features dual exhaust pipes, solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires and a teardrop fuel tank with printed logos and speedometer finished in Wicked Red.
Understanding one simply must play with a model this cool, Lego ensured all the right pieces actually move. Turn the rear wheel and watch the pistons rotate in the Milwaukee-Eight engine. Steer the handlebars, shift the gear selector, squeeze the brake levers even put down the kickstand. When finished park it on the sturdy display stand until the next journey.
Build the Motorcycle You Wished You Could Have as a Child.
Although an adult’s patience may be necessary to tackle this one solo, building with a younger person could provide a spark to a new generation of engineers. An assembled size of seven inches high, seven inches wide and 12 inches long provides plenty of room for a little assistant.
For the uninitiated, LEGO Creator Expert models offer remarkably detailed sets from elaborate modular buildings with stories to tell, to iconic landmarks, fairground rides and vehicles – often with a touch of humor.
This zero-emission Harley will be available August 1, 2019; cruise on down to your local Lego dealership or visit shop.lego.com for more details. Lego VIP members have been rolling theirs off the lot starting July 17.
Electrify America To Offer Nationwide Charging Plan for LiveWire Onwers
Almost simultaneous with the Lego announcement, Electrify America said it had made an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, The Harley-Davidson LiveWire with the per minute equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging over two years at Electrify America stations nationwide.
LiveWire motorcycle customers who purchase models manufactured between August 2019 and July 2021 can enroll and manage their charging plan through the newly launched Electrify America mobile app, available for both Android and iPhone. Harley-Davidson customers will be able to take advantage of Electrify America’s network of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers across highway and metro charging stations planned in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
The charging locations will be integrated with the latest version of the Harley-Davidson App.
“With an average of 70 miles between each of our charging stations, we are creating a network that is premium, ubiquitous and powerful, so it makes sense that we would expand that offering to electric motorcycle owners,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America.
Electrify America expects to install or have under development approximately 800 total charging station sites with 3,500 chargers by December 2021 in California. In addition, the company plans to expand to 29 metro areas and 45 states, including two cross-country routes, delivering on its commitment to support increased ZEV adoption with a network that is comprehensive, technologically advanced and customer-friendly.