Benelli has unveiled new electric scooter ‘Dong’
An Italian motorcycle company Benelli has unveiled a new electric scooter ‘Dong’ which is to be sold in the Asian markets. It has been recently launched in Indonesia. It is likely to make its way also to the European and US markets. Benelli Dong is a lightweight electric scooter that is small, quirky and funky to look at moreover its design is unique and it is certainly been developed using the know-how from the Chinese side of the operation. Let us now look for more details about Benelli has unveiled a new electric scooter.
While we talk about the appearance of the electric scooter, its design is unique and quirky and the scooter looks small. It has some decent footboard space and its rear has a floating design and a short swingarm that does not have any overhangs. The battery is placed under the seat and it has a circular LCD display placed on the LED headlight.
The Benelli Dong electric scooter is equipped with a 1.2 kW electric motor and it uses a removable lithium-ion battery pack of 1.56 kWh. On a full charge, it can provide a range of 60km The electric scooter has been already launched in Indonesia with a price tag of 36.8 million Rupiah which is the equivalent of ₹ 1.89 lakh.
The company plans to bring electric vehicles to India by 2020 but due to the global pandemic, the plan had been postponed to the coming years. Benelli must improve its range for the price it is offering.
Benelli earlier in 2019 had announced Benelli India is eyeing to increase its sales in premium bikes. The company would boost up its production at its assembly unit in Hyderabad and has set itself a target of selling around 12,000 units by that year.
At present, the Italian motorcycle maker Benelli has 19 dealers in 18 cities. On expanding the retail market, the company planned to have around 60 dealers in 50 cities by the end of 2020.
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