piaggio has announced it’s all-electric scooter, the vespa elettrica, will go into production next month. 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.

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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.




piaggio will begin producing the scooter at its pontedera plant in pisa, italy in september, the same facility where the very first vespa’s were built in 1946. the all-electric model will be available to order online from october onwards, with the company to begin shipping to europe, followed by the US and asia in early 2019.

  • 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.


    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.


    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:

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