Electric kick-scooters are fast becoming a ubiquitous design exercise by many automotive and motorcycle companies. Italian manufacturers such as Ducati, Aprilia, and even MV Agusta have all released their own iterations of such a device. Be it a marketing ploy, a feasibility study for future electric tech, or just a fun addition to their model lineups, it’s pretty cool that these little runabouts are branded by some of the most iconic nameplates in the industry.
That said, a certain French automaker known for its outlandish hypercars is venturing into the e-scooter business. When you think about Bugatti, ideas of great performance, lavish style, and exclusivity are likely to come to mind. The first electric vehicle produced by the French manufacturer, with only two wheels and around 1,000 fewer horsepower than the monstrous Bugatti Chiron, comes as a bit of a surprise because it looks to be little more than an electric scooter.
The Bugatti-branded electric scooter was created in partnership with Bytech International. It’s powered by a 700W electric motor, propelling the electric kick-scooter to a top speed of around 18 miles per hour. It gets three driving modes, with economy and city modes limited to 9 and 12 miles per hour, respectively. The scooter is constructed out of magnesium alloy, tipping the scales at just 35 pounds. As for range, the scooter offers pretty impressive numbers, claiming 22 miles on a single charge. Now, Bugatti has yet to announce its electric scooter’s pricing and release date, however, we do know that it will be available in black, silver, and “Agile Blue”.
Naturally, the Bugatti electric scooter, like the MV Agusta electric scooter we discussed earlier, serves as an aspirational product for people who aspire to acquire a vehicle from such a prominent manufacturer. In addition to the iconic Bugatti insignia on the front of the scooter, there is an LED in the back that projects the “EB” logo onto the ground when riding. Bugatti’s first electric vehicle will thus be more inexpensive and practical than an all-electric hypercar, which is still likely to be unveiled at some point in the future, and will certainly be out of reach for us mere mortals.