Harley-Davidson has sold its 531-acre private test track in Florida to the Chrysler Group for $7 million. The property, located off of Interstate 75 in Naples, Fla., includes six miles of track including a 2.1-mile straightaway and several buildings. The track was originally built for Ford, with construction completed in 1992. Harley-Davidson purchased the track […]
Are You an Expert on Electric Vehicles? Come Work on Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire
Harley-Davidson is on a bit of a hiring spree following its Project LiveWire announcement, posting several new engineering job listings to work on the company’s electric motorcycle.
In the week since Harley-Davidson announced Project LiveWire, the Motor Company has posted several open positions on its online job board calling for applicants with a background in electric vehicles and electromechanical engineering.
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The most prominent position is for the director of electric vehicle technology position, playing a key role in Project LiveWire and becoming Harley-Davidson’s chief expert on electric vehicles. The job description reads, in part:
“This position will help drive projects like Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle ‘Project Livewire’. They will be a key Electrical Engineering stakeholder and help Harley-Davidson bringing innovation to the street with Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology.”
FIRST RIDE: Harley-Davidson LiveWire
Harley-Davidson is also looking for a couple of staff technical engineers who can help develop EV systems and battery design. There are also job listings for electrical or electromechanical engineers that aren’t specifically labeled as being for Project LiveWire, but will still likely involved in one way or another.
The hiring spree reminds us that as much as the LiveWire looks like a production-ready motorcycle, it’s still very much a work in progress. As E-i-C Kevin Duke reports in his first ride of the LiveWire, its current range is said to be around 53 miles, but the bike’s lead engineer Jeff Richlen says it will need at least 100 miles before the LiveWire becomes a relevant option for most riders. Harley-Davidson’s new hires will surely be involved in helping the LiveWire reach that target.