two years after it was announced piaggio‘s all-electric scooter, the vespa elettrica, finally has a price and is set to go on sale. piaggio has shared the starting price of €6,390, or a little over $7,300. 

piaggio's vespa elettrica scooter finally has a price and is about to hit the road
all images © piaggio 

 

 

the italian manufacturer’s vespa’s first all-electric scooter, which was first revealed at EICMA 2016 in italy means easy, but natural driving, with total connectivity and silence, customization and accessibility. preorders are available now in europe ahead of the scooter’s ship date later this year, while customers in the US and china will have to wait until early 2019.

 

 

at the heart of vespa ‘elettrica’ is a power unit capable of delivering continuous power of 2 kW and peak power of 4 kW, achieving superior performance to a traditional 50 cc scooter, especially with acceleration, which benefits from the smooth delivery of electric motors. it provides an agile and enjoyable ride on urban roads, while countering pollution from an acoustic point of view.

 

 

 

 

the ‘elettrica’ guarantees a range of 100 km, and in order to provide a complete response to the growing demand for clean mobility, it also appears in the ‘X’ model which, by placing a generator alongside the electric motor, doubles its range. the lithium-ion battery does not require maintenance or special precautions: for charging it is only necessary to use the cable in the seat compartment and connect the plug to a normal wall-mounted electrical outlet — the time required for a full charge is four hours.

 

 

 

vespa’s electric scooter is not just a silent, environmentally-friendly and technologically advanced vehicle; it is also highly connected: the features offered by a new version of the vespa multimedia platform, a system that connects the smartphone to the vehicle, that can be managed through a new interface that incorporates digital colour instrumentation in a TFT display.

  • A friend Shanghai says she almost gets hit every day by an electric scooter because they are too quiet. But, this is perfect—the Vespa is clearly an icon.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • Looks nice, but a few more key details would be nice: Cost? Top speed? Acceleration?

    JonF says:
  • If it have a supporting petrol engine. Become the best.

    Jairaj singh says:
  • Mostly excellent scooter

    B pal says:
  • The scooter looks impressive but wondering the available charging stations available publicly. There are many questions to ponder such as, how long to charge the battery to its optimum power? When will be the time to know the replacement of it? What will be the over all cost? It’s maximum torque and distance covers? Will the

    Andy Lee says:
  • Very nice, looking good

    Nice, can arrange me immediately says:
  • Nice one

    Nice, can arrange me immediately says:
  • Range should be a minimum of 100 miles and not maximum 100 KM ; ]

    Janardhan says:
  • It is nice Piaggio can stay with the classic look. Too many companies stray from their roots.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • Perfect! At last – the biggest scooter producer steps into the future. Excellent design.
    Andy Lee, read the text: no charging stations, just standard wall plugs.
    Janardhan: you really want to ride 160km in one go on a tiny scooter? Even 80km back and forth is unrealistic and the u normally have time to charge. Don’t be unrealistic.

    Dirk says:
  • Super late and not even impressive. NIU from China does the same and better for under 300€. Comes with a portable battery to charge anywhere.

    Yuan says:
  • … typical Italian ‘design’ of the 21st century; cone is the original prototype design and the electric version is just the 10-year old design with some blue stripes, and the X version has orange stripes,… like the sporty versions with,…you know, other stripes,..

    m25 says:
  • Disappointed with the legacy Piaggio looks… I am really looking forward a nice progressive real product in this space like the BMW concept a few years back..

    TJ says:
  • China is doing it since a few years, everyone is using it there – europe was sleeping the last years.
    Way to late, but better now then never 😉

    flo says:

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