Australian electric motorcycle brand ‘Savic’ gets green light

The brand – which was founded by a former engineer at Ford Australia – has secured funding to begin local manufacturing.

New automotive start-up brand Savic Motorcycles is well on its way to becoming Australia’s leading manufacturer of high performance, zero emission electric motorcycles.

The Victoria-based brand – founded by former Ford Australia optimization engineer Dennis Savic – has announced it has raised A $ 1.14 million in funding, giving production the green light.

More than half of the co-investment comes from the federal government Advanced Manufacturing Growth Center – A taxpayer-funded acceleration and investment pool for Australian businesses.

Savic Motorcycles says it will introduce three versions of its “C-Series” electric motorcycle by the end of 2022, with the entry-level variant set to start at $ 12,990.

Called the Savic ‘C-Series Omega’, the cheapest motorcycle in the range is expected to feature a 25kW electric motor, with the brand claiming performance similar to a 300cc gasoline equivalent.

Savic also mentions that it will introduce a 40 kW and 60 kW / 200 Nm “C-Series Alpha†“C-Series Delta†model at the same time, with a list price expected to start from $ 16,990 and $ 23,990. $ respectively (before road costs).

The most powerful Savic C-Series Alpha motorcycle will be equipped with a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery, allowing a theoretical range of 250 km and a 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.

Along with many Australian companies involved in the project, Savic’s engineering team is expected to begin calibrating a unique anti-lock braking system with Bosch Australia, a leading supplier to global automotive brands.

AMGC Managing Director Dr Jens Goennemann said: “Savic Motorcycles are leading the way for electric mobility in Australia by leveraging top designers, engineers and manufacturing partners to deliver unmatched performance motorcycles for the world. local and global customers.

“Savic is proof that when you embrace the entire manufacturing process, from design to research and development to sales, there are exciting times ahead for Australian manufacturing. ”

The Savic range of motorcycles will be launched at the end of 2022 in Australia.

After more than a decade working in the product planning and marketing departments of brands like Kia, Subaru and Peugeot, Justin Narayan has returned to being an automotive writer – the very first position he has held in the industry.

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