Vespa’s elettrica electric scooter to arrive in 2018


vespa ‘elettrica’ is an all-electric scooter, plus a contemporary work of art with a technological heart. the italian manufacturer’s vespa’s first all-electric scooter 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.