For 2020, Husqvarna makes its first jump into electric mobility with the EE 5. According to the Austrian manufacturer, this machine is capable of holding its own against 50cc gas-powered machines making it an appropriate choice for youngsters with a competitive spirit who also might want to learn to ride in an environmentally friendly way. Two hours of beginner-level ride time (25 minutes for serious racers) is claimed output from a full 907Wh lithium-ion battery, and charging time is a reasonable 70 minutes. Key features include its electric motor that claims to produce a peak power of 5kW, six ride modes, WP Xact suspension, and an adjustable seat height.
Although the realm of electric minibikes is still somewhat sparse, the EE 5 does see competition with the KTM SX-E 5, Oset MX-10, and Oset 12.5 Racing. Once the child grows up and is interested in full-size e-dirt bikes, they can look to Cake’s lineup or larger offerings from Oset, KTM, and Zero.
Dirt Rider put together a list of the best electric dirt bikes for 2020—a list that includes the EE 5—and provides more information on the above electrics as well.
This electric mini is new to the Husqvarna lineup for 2020.