Ducati has a knack for slapping its model on nearly each electrical two-wheeler on the market, however has but to supply a real Ducati electrical motorbike. The corporate has dropped a number of hints that an electrical Ducati might be within the stars, however first the corporate is giving us this low cost electrical scooter as an alternative.
Ducati releases electrical scooter
Ducati’s newest electrical two-wheeler partnership has served up what the corporate is asking the Ducati PRO-I EVO.
In different phrases, it seems to be a rebranded Xiaomi electric scooter. And never even the flowery lengthy vary one, both.
The scooter is sort of fundamental and presents a 350W hub motor paired with a 280 Wh battery. It may possibly stand up to a blistering high pace of 15.5 mph (25 km/h).
It’s additionally the identical fundamental scooter we reviewed over three years ago beneath the unique Xiaomi branding.
The transfer follows within the firm’s personal electric-everything-but-a-motorcycle footsteps. Ducati has constantly partnered with producers of sunshine electrical autos to supply Ducati-branded variations.
Generally the fashions characteristic unique designs, however sometimes they’re nothing greater than a sticker on a scooter.
Certainly one of Ducati’s first strikes into the electrical house was via a partnership with Thok E-Bikes and the releasing of an impressive downhill electric mountain bike under the Ducati brand.
The following Ducati electrical two-wheeler got here within the type of a partnership with Tremendous SOCO and a Ducati-badged seated electrical scooter.
It was closer to an electric motorcycle than an electric bicycle – however an electrical motorbike, it was not.
Ducati then doubled down on e-bikes with a number of new electric mountain bike models constructed via the partnership with Thok.
These new fashions adopted shortly after Ducati’s CEO promised that ‘the future is electric’ and claimed that Ducati was already working on an electric motorcycle design. His wording made it sound just like the bike was getting near production-ready standing and despatched shockwaves of pleasure via the business.
Earlier this yr although, Ducati backtracked on its prior statements about electric motorcycle production and claimed it didn’t see an electrical mannequin within the firm’s close to future. As an alternative, the corporate indicated it will discover different choices for greener bikes akin to using artificial fuels.
Finally, Ducati claimed that it didn’t think an electric motorcycle could perform as well as Ducati’s models, regardless of there already being a number of e-motorcycle fashions available on the market that may out-accelerate Ducati’s personal bikes.
So in the interim, it seems Ducati will follow sticker slapping on gentle electrical autos as an alternative of investing in constructing its personal true electrical bikes.
The Venn diagram overlap between Ducati followers and electrical motorbike followers could also be small, however they’ll need to preserve ready.
No less than within the meantime they’ll tide themselves over with a $477 Ducati electrical scooter. Yay?
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