And it costs less than a Honda Activa

Here’s something we thought we’d never write. Supercar maker Bugatti recently teamed up with a headphone company to develop an electric scooter. This bizarre, yet interesting creation was showcased at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and yet somehow managed to escape everyone’s radar.

Before you get your pitchforks out, this isn’t the “cutting edge EV offering,” Bugatti is developing with Rimac. The e-scooter is being developed in collaboration with New York-based Bytech International. It features a ​​700-watt electric motor, powered by a 36-volt battery. Buggati claims the e-scooter can cover a distance of 35km on a single charge, which is impressive for a thing of its size.

Speaking of which, it is built on a magnesium frame and weighs only 16kgs. The battery is portable and can be easily removed. It even gets three different driving modes – Economy, City, and Sport. Surprisingly, it also comes with cruise control functionality.

Being a Bugatti, the e-scooter does come with some creature comforts like a digital dashboard display that shows key statistics as you ride. Then there are the built-in turn signals, and LED lighting all around the rear and sides. There’s also a small Bugatti logo tucked near the taillights.

Right, so how fast can it go? After all, Bugatti is known for putting out the Chiron Super Sport 300+, a four-wheeled spectacle that can reach speeds of more than 400kmph! Well, the e-scooter tops out at 28.9kmph.

Switch to economy mode and the top-speed reduces to 14.4kmph. Similarly, in city mode, it’s 20kmph. Not bad for an e-scooter. After all, it was built to handle your everyday city runabouts, not to set track records.

For now, there’s no word on the release date. We don’t even know what it’s called yet. The French company is yet to zero in on a name. But we do know how much it costs. A tempting $499 (around Rs 37,200), which without an argument makes it the most affordable Bugatti you & I can buy today. A small price to pay to own a part of a legendary badge, no?