Harley-Davidson, one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brands has agreed to a multi-year sponsorship of E team Envision Virgin Racing. The sponsorship reflects on Harley-Davidson’s commitment and excitement to lead the rapidly evolving EV mobility space and enthusiasm to share evocative and new electric-powered performance experiences with a growing global audience.
The Envision Virgin Racing is one of the most successful teams in one of the fastest growing motorsports the Formula E. The team has notched up more than 700 points, an impressive eight wins and 23 podiums as well as becoming the first team to have recorded victories in all five seasons to date. The team is currently lying second in the team championship.
Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire will be available for sale starting Fall 2019 and it is the first of a broad portfolio of electric vehicles from the company proving positive of Harley-Davidson’s stated commitment to lead in the electrification of motorcycle. They are looking to offer a full range of e-two-wheelers for the youngest of riders, all the way to riders who looks for premium, high-performance EV motorcycle experience.
The Vice President, Product Planning and Portfolio of Harley-Davidson, Marc McAllister said that “Electric vehicles are at the cutting edge of future mobility conversations globally, and that future is happening now. We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Envision Virgin Racing, one of the leading proponents of Formula E – the highest form of e-propulsion motorsport. The team’s passion, professionalism and commitment to the thrill of electric vehicles matches our own and it’s going to be an incredibly exciting time working with them.”
Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director of Envision Virgin Racing, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming such an iconic brand like Harley-Davidson into our portfolio of partners. Like us, Harley-Davidson shares our passion for developing cutting edge technology and sustainable mobility, and between us we can now help showcase that on two and four wheels.” He also added that “Harley-Davidson is also the fourth major partnership for the team in the past 12 months following the announcement of Stanley Black & Decker at the Paris E-Prix last year, Audi Sport in the Autumn and Genpact in December.”
For more information on Envision Virgin Racing visit www.envisionvirginracing.com, or for further details on Harley-Davidson, visit www.Harley-Davidson.com