Alright folks, so the Piaggio Group, Vespa’s parent company, has just announced that their new electric scooter will be produced in Pontedera, Italy, and from there will be “distributed throughout the world in 2018.”
We reckon there will be some of those factory crates headed to India as well. Here is what we know;
The heart of Vespa Elettrica, a Power Unit capable of delivering continuous power of 2 kW and peak power of 4 kW, achieves a performance superior to a traditional 50cc scooter, especially with regard to acceleration, which benefits from the typical brilliant delivery of the electric motors. It provides an agile and enjoyable ride on urban roads, in the utmost silence.
Vespa says that their Elettrica scooters are in fact completely silent, helping to make cities less chaotic and more liveable, while also countering pollution from an acoustic point of view. Our Indian cities could do with some of that.
Battery and Range
The battery pack will enable “at least 100 km” (62 miles) of range according to the company. It can be charged with level 1 (standard outlet) or level 2 charging.
Also, Vespa plans to add a gas generator on the Elettrica ‘X’ model ranges to extend the range. Details of the same shall be out in time but for now, a 100 km range on a single charge and what sounds like adequate power for the Indian metros should make this sleek looking scooter, get some sales for sure.
Dudes at Vespa, we say bring it on!
Image Gallery and Specs Source: Vespa