Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer and reality TV star, has been showing off his latest purchase of Bugatti e-scooters, worth £10,000, on Twitter.
Tate, who was put under house arrest in Romania, claims to have bought the e-scooters after police seized his collection of supercars.
The 36-year-old posted a video on his Twitter page of himself riding around his compound on one of the e-scooters while showing off the others he bought to his online followers.
However, this purchase has been met with mixed reactions as the e-scooters are not the same as the luxury cars they were meant to replace.
House arrest for alleged human trafficking and rape allegations
Tate, along with his brother, Tristan, and two alleged accomplices, Georgiana Naghel and Luana Radu, have been put under house arrest following allegations of human trafficking and rape.
The brothers and their accomplices had been detained on December 29, 2021, and had been fighting to be released since then.
In March, they won an appeal to replace their detention with house arrest, and according to Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romania’s anti-organised crime agency, they will remain under house arrest until April 29.
The four have been ordered to stay in their residences unless they have permission from the courts to leave.
Mixed reactions to the e-scooters
Tate’s latest purchase of Bugatti e-scooters has caused a stir online, with many questioning why he would buy such a large number of e-scooters instead of investing in a single high-end luxury car.
Some Twitter users have pointed out that the e-scooters are not in the same league as a Bugatti car, and that Tate may be trying to cash in on the Bugatti brand.
Others have questioned the legality of the e-scooters, suggesting that Tate may have bought them as a way to circumvent the court’s order to not leave his residence.
Bugatti e-scooters not the same as the luxury cars
Bugatti, the luxury car brand, has recently diversified into e-scooters, but they are not the same as the Bugatti supercars that Tate’s e-scooters were meant to replace.
The Bugatti e-scooter is a foldable, lightweight, and compact vehicle that is designed for city living. It has a top speed of 20km/h, a range of 25km, and a weight of just 11kg.
In contrast, the Bugatti Chiron, one of the company’s high-end luxury cars, has a top speed of 420km/h, a price tag of over $3 million, and is limited to just 500 units worldwide.