CES 2019: Panasonic showcases intelligent highways and an electric Harley-Davidson you can ride on them

Panasonic and Harley-Davidson showed off a new electric motorcycle, the Livewire, at a press event at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.

Harley-Davidson is taking preorders today for $29,800, said Marc McAllister, vice president at Harley-Davidson, on stage at the press event. Before he said so, a motorcycle went racing across the stage. Panasonic provides tech such as the connectivity for the motorcycle. It will ship in August 2019. It has a permanent magnet electric motor that can provide 100 percent of its torque instantly, enabling fast takeoff.