Vespa Elettrica: The launch of the all-electric scooter

VESPA has pulled the covers off an all-electric version of its iconic scooter at the 2017 International Cycle and Motorcycle Show in Milan.

Vespa Elettrica PH

Vespa Elettrica an cover approximately 62 miles on a single charge

Piaggio, the parent company of Vespa, claims the new Vespa Elettrica can cover approximately 62 miles on a single charge, and that its batteries can be replenished in as little as four hours from a regular household socket.

According to Carscoops, the Italian manufacturer has also revealed that buyers should only expect the Vespa’s batteries to last 10 years, as well as the fact that 1,000 charge cycles will reduce battery capacity to 80 per cent.

The electric scooter is set apart from its petrol-powered counterparts by a silver paint job, with bright blue accents on the edge of the body work and around the wheels. Six other exterior colours will also be made available.

Ride information is displayed on a 4.3-inch TFT colour display housed between the handlebars.

The unit also includes Bluetooth connectivity, which will allow riders to receive calls and read text messages on the screen.

A hybrid version will arrive at a later date, and will be called the Vespa Elettrica X. Piaggio claims this model will be able to cover a range of 124 miles.


Sign up to our newsletter