Hidden somewhere among the thousands of gorgeous displays and exhibits CES 2023 In Las Vegas is the newly upgraded 2023 Bugatti Electric Scooter.
TechCrunch has never seen it. anyone there?
Luckily, details and images of the 2023 model have now been released, and it’s a 10 percent bigger, better-quality electric scooter.
Bugatti, launching a $1,200 electric scooter in 2022 through a partnership with tech accessories company Bytech. The two companies have teamed up again to develop a second-generation scooter that’s tougher, equipped with new features and colors, and fitted with larger “self-healing” tires.
According to the companies, the 2023 scooter is 10 percent larger than its predecessor, with a 36-volt/15.6Ah battery and an electric motor with a maximum output of 1,000 watts. According to the company, the battery and motor combination allows the scooter to handle inclines of up to 18 degrees, a top speed of 22 mph, and a range of 35 miles on a single charge. (That’s up from the previous model’s 22-mile range.)
No word yet on pricing for this larger second-generation model. Maybe this is one of those “if you had to ask” moments.
The overall expanded size extends to a larger standing deck area and 10″ tires (up from 9″ on the previous tires) feature a pneumatic tubeless design with a built in glue repair mechanism to repair potential tire punctures. (The technology sounds a lot like the tubeless tires used on bicycles. The tires can be filled with a sealant that is released and covers the inside if a puncture occurs.)
The new Bugatti scooter is now password-protected, with a touchscreen displaying speed, riding mode, battery life and headlight operation. The scooter comes with leather grips and is available in three colours, including a new yellow and black design that pays homage to Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti (apparently his favorite color combination), and the W16 Mistral roadster with a similar color scheme.
At the end of those leather handles are two small LED lights. For added safety and visibility, the turn signals are synchronized and displayed on the included MIPS-certified helmet.