Iconic Vespa Scooter Goes Electric – Videos

NOV 13 2016 BY MARK KANE 4

The Piaggio Group has unveiled from the 2016 EICMA show in Italy, a new all-electric Vespa elettrica scooter.

Vespa elettrica

Vespa elettrica

The iconic scooter in electric version will enter the market in the second half of 2017.

There is no specs, details or pricing, but the all-electric scooter is expected to offer similar performance to the conventional models, but at a slightly premium price.

Vespa elettrica

The Piaggio Group invests in electric motors to redesign the mobility of the future.

Introducing the Vespa Elettrica project, the new mobility solution according to the most elegant and beloved two-wheeled brand in the world that takes a step into the future in complete consistency with the values that have accompanied its history.

The Vespa Elettrica will, first and foremost, be a true Vespa, bringing the very latest in electric technology to a vehicle that will retain all the features that have been vital to its success. The style, agility, ease of use and riding pleasure will be the same as the Vespa we have always known, with the addition of technological and innovative connectivity solutions.A perfect mix of excitement, technology and environmental friendliness that only Vespa can create. Like it has always done in its first seventy years of history.

source: Engadget


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Perfect application for an electric drivetrain. These are usually neighborhood runabouts where range and top speed won’t matter. Small battery should charge quickly.

These are Vespas so I presume something more than just a NEV. 125/300cc scooters are typically not just for neigborhood riding…

Excellent since motorcycles spew out way more polution per mile than cars…
They are joining BMW and hopefuly Honda with there Cub soon…

I wonder if these will clog EV chargers at stores.