The Piaggio Group will start production of the all-electric Vespa Elettrica in September. Electric version of the world’s most famous scooter will be produced at the Pontedera plant in the province of Pisa. Pontadera was the place where Vespa first rolled off the line in the spring of 1946.
The first vehicles will already be possible to book at the beginning of October and only online on the dedicated website.
Sales will begin in Europe but for the United States and Asia it will be from 2019.
The Vespa Elettrica will have similar performance to a standard 50cc scooter.
The Vespa Elettrica –
- electric motor rated at 2 kW (2.7 hp) continuous and
- 4 kW (5.4 hp) peak power
- with a torque rating of over 200 Nm (148 ft-lbs).
The Elettrica comes with lithium battery. Battery pack can deliver to 100 km (60 miles) of range per single charge and can be recharged in 4 hours.
The top speed for the Elettrica hasn’t been announced, but there will be an “Eco” mode to limit its top speed in order to preserve energy.
Vespa Elettrica is launched as the contemporary icon of Italian technology around the world. Vespa once again strongly makes a name for itself as a symbol of style combined with the best of innovation.