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Bugatti’s first EV is a scooter that can’t go above 30kph

Bugatti’s first EV is a scooter that can’t go above 30kph
Photo Credit: Bugatti
14 Jan, 2022
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When you think of Bugatti, you’re most likely inclined to think that anything that its engineers make would travel rather fast. That feeling would have increased after its previous majority owner, the Volkswagen Group, sold a chunk of its holding to the Czech Republic’s electric hypercar maker, Rimac. The latter move would have probably made you think that Bugatti’s first EV (electric vehicle) will also be a speed demon. Disclosure: It tops out at 30kph. 

The scooter has no name yet, and no price tag, either. It has been developed in partnership with American gaming and audio accessories maker Bytech International and is powered by a 36V, 10Ah battery -- a modest spec at best. The max speed flats out at 30kph, and the scooter draws a maximum range of just over 35 kilometres from its battery pack. 

To be fair, Segway-style scooters aren’t particularly meant to be super fast, but the Bugatti scooter was probably not how the world expected the hypercar maker to introduce itself to the world of EVs. It’s also not clear if Rimac, the majority holding company of the Bugatti brand right now, had any say behind this development. 

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However, the scooter isn’t entirely devoid of Bugatti-isms. It has a fairly large digital display on its handlebars, and its tail light has a projector system that holographs the Bugatti logo on the road, whenever switched on. All of this gives the electric Bugatti scooter more technology than the average e-scooter of its class. It even comes in a blue, black and silver colour scheme -- the same as a Bugatti Chiron. 

The scooter was actually unveiled at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 but largely flew under everyone’s radar. It’s probably the first Bugatti to have been rather inconspicuous and is also most likely one that Jeremy Clarkson would be frowning at. 

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Unfortunately, even if you like it already, you can’t buy it yet. Bugatti has offered no sale date or launch price for its first-ever (and surprisingly slow) EV — and hasn’t even christened a name for it yet. 

However, the scooter isn’t entirely devoid of Bugatti-isms. It has a fairly large digital display on its handlebars, and its tail light has a projector system that holographs the Bugatti logo on the road, whenever switched on. All of this gives the electric Bugatti scooter more technology than the average e-scooter of its class. It even comes in a blue, black and silver colour scheme -- the same as a Bugatti Chiron. 

The scooter was actually unveiled at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 but largely flew under everyone’s radar. It’s probably the first Bugatti to have been rather inconspicuous and is also most likely one that Jeremy Clarkson would be frowning at. 

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Unfortunately, even if you like it already, you can’t buy it yet. Bugatti has offered no sale date or launch price for its first-ever (and surprisingly slow) EV — and hasn’t even christened a name for it yet.