Ducati begins production of V21L MotoE electric race bikes

Production has begun on the Ducati V21L bikes that will take part in the 2023 MotoE World Championship, marking the beginning of Ducati's electric chapter.

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Ducati has announced it has begun production of the V21L motorcycles which will compete in the 2023 MotoE World Championship.

MotoE enters a new chapter in 2023, and in more than one way: Ducati replaces Energica as the motorcycle supplier; and the MotoE World Cup is over, replaced by the MotoE World Championship.

Ducati unveiled its V21L last year, and testing has been carried out by a number of riders including Michele Pirro, Chaz Davies and Alex De Angelis. 
Now, the race bikes that will be used in the races of the first MotoE World Championship have entered production. 

For Ducati, it is also an important step, as the V21L is the brand’s first electric motorcycle and therefore the beginning of its production marks the beginning of a new path for Ducati, that of sustainability and ‘clean energy’.

Claudio Domenicali, CEO Ducati, said:  “The start of production of the Ducati MotoE is a historic moment for our company, which with this project is thoroughly studying the technologies of the future for the world of motorcycling. It is an important area of experimentation, in which we are investing to build know-how, so that we will be ready when battery technology should allow the creation of an exciting electric road bike with the weight, performance and range that enthusiasts expect from a Ducati. 

“We are therefore embarking on this new adventure with the aim of developing the people and skills within the company to shape what the character of a future Ducati electric road bike might be. 

“The MotoE project represents a decisive step for Ducati to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions on the product side, alongside research into synthetic fuels (eFuel) that can reduce the total CO2 emissions of internal combustion engines to zero. Environmental sustainability is something that all individuals and all companies must consider a priority if the delicate balance of the planet is to be preserved. 

“Ducati is committed to this also at industrial level, and the construction of the new Finitura e Delibera Estetica area classified as Nearly Zero Energy Building is just the latest example."

The Ducati V21L will make its public on-track debut at the Circuito de Jerez between 6-8 March, before three more test days on 3-5 April in Barcelona. The first race of the 2023 season will be on 13 May at Le Mans during the MotoGP French Grand Prix weekend.

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