Ducati, the premium international motorcycle maker, has confirmed that it is planning to develop electric motorcycles and scooters by 2021. The news has been confirmed by the MD of Ducati Western Europe, Edouard Lotthe, itself.
The official confirmation also included other revelations like the fact that Ducati will be working on scooters as well. However, the company has even mentioned that it is not considering the plan of manufacturing motorcycles with a small engine for the mass market.
Having said that, Ducati has also revealed that it is looking forwards to prioritize the commission of Euro 5 emission norms for 2020. Keeping in mind, the way the pollution level is getting higher and more importantly, the rate at which the fuel prices have been getting higher by the day, it won’t be very long before these electric vehicles completely overhaul the fuel-powered engines. And moreover, these motorcycles are extremely powerful as well.
Apart from Ducati, there are many more two-wheeler makers around the world who are looking forward to developing such electric motorcycles like the Harley-Davidson, Honda, BMW and the Japanese Suzuki.
The Indian market is also progressing gradually towards electric mobility and the Indian government has publicized its plans to transform India into an electric automobile market by 2030. This has reflected too and many two-wheeler makers doing business in India is investing heavily in electric projects. Hero MotoCorp has already invested a whopping Rs. 200 crore in Ather Energy. Bajaj Auto is planning to come up with a new brand, called Urbanite, which would be an exclusive branding for electric bikes.
Coming back Ducati, the Italian company had showcased some good motorcycles the EICMA 2017 at Milan. The displayed motorcycles included the long-awaited Ducati V4 Panigale, which is presently the most powerful two-wheeler in the company’s lineup.