Australia’s Vmoto teams with Ducati to make electric two-wheeler

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Vmoto strikes deal with Italian motorbike mainstay to become manufacturer and distributor for specially branded electric two-wheeler under Ducati name.

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The Driven

Electric motorcycle and scooter company Vmoto has struck a potentially game-changing deal with Italian motorbike mainstay Ducati that will see it become both manufacturer and distributor for a specially branded electric two-wheeler under the Ducati name.

Under the global licensing agreement it has inked with Ducati, Vmoto will make and distribute a special edition Ducati CU-X moped style vehicle and hopes it will assist the brand to continue to build presence overseas, driving growth and sales into 2020.

Vmoto, which has headquarters in Perth, Australia, already has a network of distributors across the globe, particularly in Europe where it has been focussing on developing its consumer and B2B markets.

At the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA 2018) event in Italy last year, it attracted significant interest when it showcased its Super Soco CUX electric scooter and TC-Max electric motorcycle.

Now, the deal cut with Ducati will see the electric motorcycle manufacturer (which wholly owns a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China) build and distribute the Ducati CU-X until the end of 2020.

The Vmoto CU-X on which the Ducati special edition will be based has a range of 75-80km according to the company’s website, with 115Nm torque and Bosch electric motor.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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