Electric Vespa Elettrica scooter will arrive much sooner than you think

Article by Christian A., on November 18, 2016

Scooters powered by electricity are not rare nowadays. You can find them almost everywhere. But if you are trying to find an electric scooter from the famous Italian scooter maker Vespa, perhaps you shouldn’t push your luck. After all, electric scooters from Vespa are not only rare, there are none currently available. But that should change in the near future, as the famed Italian company has finally ventured into electric scooters.

This is what Vespa – a member of the Piaggio Group -- recently revealed at the 2016 EICMA (Esposizione internazionale ciclo e motociclo) motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. Dubbed as the Vespa Elettrica project, this venture aims to deliver the classic Vespa style and maneuverability but sans the carbon dioxide emissions and higher fuel cost. The Italian company called the Vespa Elettrica project as the new mobility solution that allows it to step into the future consistent with its inherent values.

According to the scooter maker, the Vespa Elettrica will be a true Vespa that combines the latest in electric technology and all features that have been vital to the company’s success. It added that the Vespa Elettrica will still bear the style, agility, ease of use and riding pleasure typical of a Vespa scooter, plus a number of technological and innovative connectivity solutions. Vespa disclosed that the Vespa Elettrica concept being shown at the 74th edition of the EICMA show should have its version ready for production and sales in the second half of 2017.

The Piaggio Group, however, didn’t reveal further details about the Vespa Elettrica. The Piaggio Group also didn’t disclose how much each unit of the electric scooter would be sold once launched in the market. There have been speculations that the Vespa electric scooter would be sold at a higher end price or around several thousand dollars or more.

Meanwhile, the Piaggio Group – considered as the number one two-wheel group both in Italy and Europe – has revealed at the 2016 EICMA that it managed to hold onto its lead in the two-wheel segment in Europe by commanding a total market share of 15.5 percent as of September. It also accounts for 25.9 percent of the scooter segment In Europe.

Aside from unveiling the Vespa Elettrica project at the 2015 EICMA, the Piaggio Group also introduced the (VESPA 946) RED, an all-red version of the classic scooter that is the result of a collaboration between the Piaggio Group and (RED). The Piaggio Group has made revisions for the third generation of the globally recognized Moto Guzzi -- the V7III. The release of the Moto Guzzi V7III is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first model. In addition, the Piaggio Group also unveiled the Moto Guzzi V9 for the 2017 model as well as the new Aprilia Shiver 900 and Aprilia Dorsoduro 900z.

Topics: scooter

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Even if you’re not a horror fan, you’ve probably heard of director George A. Romero before. Some of his films include the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day...
by - May 25, 2017
Well, this could be what the super-rich would love to do to pass the time. Monaco-based superyacht builder, Dynamiq takes on another voyage by launching the new GTT 115 online...
by - May 22, 2017
Let us take a break from discussing new cars’ engines, features, and designs. For now, let us put ourselves in the shoes of the extremely wealthy and plan how we...
by - May 19, 2017
The relationship between BMW and art isn’t always this direct. But to give you an idea, it is not limited to the special liveries that are placed on the brand’s...
by - May 18, 2017
What can Lego not build? I’m serious, the toy building brick touches everything from complex architecture like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, fictional characters from Star Wars to...
by - May 17, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries