About 70 years ago, an Italian business unveiled the renowned Vespa scooter. Vespa, the company that created the scooter, asserts that it has sold around 18 million scooters globally. This scooter has become a symbol of the culture, and the manufacturer has announced plans to develop an electric Vespa model as well.
Introducing Vespa Elettrica
Another Vespa model, dubbed Vespa Elettrica, will be made available by the business. The Vespa Elettrica has a blue outline and has been able to maintain its iconic appearance for more than 70 years, making it the only method to distinguish between the two scooters. According to Piaggio, the Vespa Elettrica prototype will be displayed at the Milan bike show.
Will Drive Comparable Due to the fact that the original Piaggio made no mention of the scooter’s specifications, pricing, or other characteristics. The Italian scooter manufacturer claimed that it would be a true Vespa with agility, style, and practical electric vespa use, and that it would be enjoyable to drive.
According to , the new Vespa Elettrica model will have cutting-edge networking options if you want to experience riding a Vespa. They did not specify the connectivity options, but they opine that connecting a scooter to a smartphone will probably be a possibility.
Estimated cost and release date.
In the second part of 2017, the new Vespa will be made available on the market. In Italy, the Vespa Classic costs between EUR 3500 and EUR 5500 (Rs. 400,000–625,000). We can estimate that the Vespa Elettrica will cost around EUR 5500. Because electric vehicles and scooters are more expensive than the rate of scooters is higher.
To compete with other electric scooters on the market, the company will get close to the range and speed balance of the electric Vespa.
Vespa Elettrica, will be made available by the business. The Vespa Elettrica has a blue outline and has been able to maintain its iconic appearance for more than 70 years, making it the only method to distinguish between the two scooters. According to Piaggio, the Vespa Elettrica prototype will be displayed at the Milan bike show.
Will Drive Comparable Due to the fact that the original Piaggio made no mention of the scooter’s specifications, pricing, or other characteristics. The Italian scooter manufacturer claimed that it would be a true Vespa with agility, style, and practical.
on the highway The Elettrica immediately makes you feel at home as you start to drive away.
Although this is their first electric scooter, the classic Vespa vibe is still very much there. You couldn’t mistake it for anything else with its wonderful, comfortable neutral seating position, elegant switch gear, and vintage style.
Being on the L1 meant that I could only test the Elettrica in cities at speeds around 40 mph; otherwise, the L1 would have felt out of place. Given that the batteries make the machine 130 kg heavier, it is a small but yet quite manoeuvrable vehicle that gives you a speedy and simple ride through crowded cities and towns while also being very cost-effective!
The L1 features two standard riding modes: Eco, which has a range of slightly over 60 miles and a top speed of 18 mph, and Power, which has a range of 50 miles and a top speed of roughly 30 mph. This tiny scooter also comes with a reverse mode that may be quickly chosen and used, if desired.
The scooter’s top speed of 30 mph is its major road hindrance. It begs the question of why anyone would choose to purchase the L1 model over the L3, given that the L3 variant offers a top speed of 45 mph for just £295 more. You’d assume that anyone over the age of 17 would spend the extra money on the L3 if they wanted an Elettrica.
I don’t believe the Elettrica offers anything particularly ground-breaking
but Vespa does provide a very reliable and fashionable electric scooter that does its job well. The Elettrica is regarded as a more expensive scooter overall because you are purchasing from a well-known manufacturer, yet it unmistakably has authentic Vespa styling and legacy like no other scooter!
batteries and a motor With a 3.5kw motor that can reach a maximum output of 4kw and a 4.2kWh LG Chem battery, this scooter can reach a high speed of roughly 30mph and go 50 miles on power mode (30 mph top speed) and 62 miles on eco (18 mph top speed) all on a single charge.
It will take at least 4 hours to fully charge this silver beauty using a 220v power source. The only drawback is that there are no replaceable batteries. Fortunately, a twist-off cover hidden beneath the seat allows access to the charging connection with a UK 3-pin connector. Therefore, you’ll need a decent, easily accessible plug socket that you can park close to if you want to charge the Elettrica. Additionally, there is a tiny red marker on this lead that instructs you not to extend it any farther.
Although you can still hear the characteristic whine of an electric engine when riding, Vespa claims that the Elettrica is silent in both Eco and Power modes. Other than that, the scooter is fairly quiet.
suspension, comfort, and braking Although the 200mm front disc brake and drum brake don’t immediately shout “stopping power,” they do bring you to a nice stop, which is more than adequate for this small scooter. This scooter is comparable to a 50cc moped, so it doesn’t require a lot of braking force. However, the old-school back drum brake is very good at swiftly reducing speed. The Elettrica uses KERS, like do the majority of electric scooters, to create a little amount of power for those batteries when braking.
Its suspension and those little wheels make it similar to other contemporary small capacity Vespas in this regard. Being exclusively intended for congested metropolitan settings, the Elettrica will handle these roads well, as a scooter should, but be careful that once you encounter more uneven roads, you will start to feel it.
Since Vespa has been creating and manufacturing scooters for many years, you can be sure that the Elettrica, which is essentially an electric Primavera, will provide the same levels of comfort and quality.