Hello dear readers and riders! We hope you all are enjoying the first full week of June. Make it to the beach yet? This week’s EV news roundup is packed with some pretty exciting stuff, including Triumph’s all-electric motorcycle, Jeep’s EV goals for the European market, and a sleekly designed e-Motorcycle that is bound to knock your socks – and riding boots – off. If you have any tips or feedback you’d like to share, send ‘em to stephanie@thevintgent.com. Let’s roll.


The Tastefully Redesigned Super73 S2

The Super73 re-imagined by Chronos Design as a retro-futuristic cafe racer, part Akira and part Tamburini. [Chronos Design]
Chronos Design recently dropped their new sleek redesign of the Super 73-S2, a minimalistic bike with a lot of edge. The stunning new kit fits seamlessly over the existing bike and definitely pushes boundaries. Promised to be available to the market in the very near future, the design took three months of development, from sketch to 3D printing.


Triumph Completes Final Testing of Their New Electric Motorcycle

The new Triumph e-Moto looks to be the first from a traditional OEM to compete against Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire. [Triumph]

Triumph just completed testing of their first-ever fully-electric motorcycle. Dubbed the TE-1, the bike is a collaboration between Triumph and Williams Advanced Engineering and will be built in four stages. The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles provided funding for the collab. This week, Triumph announced that they completed the final testing phase of the e-Motorcycle. They even released a short teaser of the new prototype doing a wheelie. However, we’ve got to wait until July 12 for the full details to be released.


Jeep Aims to Only Sell EVs and Hybrids in Europe by Next Year


During a promotional event for Jeep’s Jurassic Park collaboration, the automaker’s CEO, Christian Meunier, discussed changes to the brand’s EV strategy. By the end of this year, Jeep plans to cease all sales of internal-combustion-engine vehicles in Europe. As 2022 comes to a close, the 80-year-old brand will focus solely on battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). “There is enough demand for us to make that bold move in Europe,” Meunier said.  But are there enough Lithium, computer chips, and wiring harnesses by the end of 2022 for a real production line?


Mercedes to Launch eActros LongHaul in 2024

You can carry a lot of batteries in a 40-ton chassis! The Mercedes E-Actron will make ‘engine braking’ far less obnoxious. [Mercedes]
Mercedes is set to begin testing of their new 40-ton eActros LongHaul on public roadways later this year. The company will begin the production of their electrified long-hauler in 2024. The electric truck will be outfitted with several battery packs with a capacity of 105kWh each, and promises a whopping 310 miles worth of range. The company has also partnered with Volvo Trucks and Volkswagen’s Traton truck brand to create a joint venture for EV truck infrastructure. The three companies will develop and operate an advanced network, called the High-Performance Charging in Long-Haul Truck Transport (HoLa), designed solely for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and buses in Europe.


Electrify America and Stack Charge are Rolling Out Charging Lounges

Until charging technology is as fast as filling up with gasoline (and that will be a looooong time, if ever), long-distance driving will need lounges like this. [Stackcharge]
In an effort to make the use of EVs more widespread across the U.S., Electrify America and Stack Charge have started to roll out charging station concepts that offer more amenities and a comfy waiting area. Called “charging lounges,” the concept will be introduced to Santa Barbara,  San Francisco, San Diego, and Beverly Hills, CA, as well as in Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York. The lounges will feature event spaces, valet charging, security lighting, and curbside delivery options. The companies hope to open five to 10 additional lounges in the next few years.


Nimbus Now Accepting Pre-Preorders for Their Compact EV

Nimbus rolling on a motorcycle legal technicality in full enclosure. [Nimbus]
Micro-mobility startup Nimbus is now taking preorders for their cute and compact electric vehicle. The Nimbus One, which is essentially a roofed motorcycle, measures less than three feet wide and 7.5 feet long, making it five times smaller than a traditional compact car. The little EVs will cost around $9,900. The company also intends to offer subscription services for $200 per month.


Fresh Funds


In an effort to accelerate its EV expansion, Porsche recently bought Fazua, a German e-Bike motor manufacturer.

Ford will invest $3.7 billion on Midwestern plants to increase production on all new Rangers, Mustangs, and commercial EVs.




Stephanie Weaver is the EV Editor at The Vintagent, and a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. When she’s not locked to her laptop, she can be found riding horses and motorcycles.


Related Posts

The Current News: June 2, 2022

Serial 1 hits the dirt, a Sur-Ron…

The Current News: April 14, 2022

Releases from Honda and Cake, a 2200hp…

The Current News: Mar 26, 2022

E-Bike sales are surging. New releases…

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter