Super Soco, an electric two-wheeler startup based in the UK, has joined hands with Ducati and launched a co-branded scooter, the CUx Special Edition Ducati. Enthusiasts might scoff at the idea of the three words -- Ducati, electric and scooter -- coming together, but let’s face it: the electric revolution is inevitable.
The CUx is the same scooter that MotoGP stars ride around in the paddocks. At 2299 pounds (approx. Rs 2.06 lakh), it may be expensive for an electric scooter but it is a lot more affordable than an actual petrol-powered Ducati. It also looks the part, thanks to the sporty white and red Ducati-inspired livery, sleek all-LED lighting system and an LCD instrument console and smartphone app integration. Furthermore, the CUx also gets a keyless start system and motion-activated anti-theft alarm.
CUx is like any other electric scooter. It is powered by a 60V, 30Ah lithium-ion battery which takes 7-8 hours to charge. However, it offers only a mediocre range of around 64km on a full charge. A rear-wheel hub-mounted Bosch motor propels the CUx. At 45kmph, the top speed is decent only if it were a lead-acid battery-powered one. With a maximum power of 2788W, the motor generates a peak torque of 115Nm at 0rpm.
Article Source : ZigWheels