• Vespa joins the electric bandwagon with the Electtrica

  • The Electtrica fares better than any 50cc petrol scooters out there And gets instant peak torque at zero rpm
  • KERS energy recovery system recharges the battery while decelerating
  • The 4.3" TFT dash also connects to your smartphone via a dedicated app You can access calls, music, navigation and get all your notifications right on the dash
  • The Electtrica is also high on electronic packaging Remote key, LED surround lights, USB charger, Ride-by-Wire and two riding modes along with a Reverse mode
  • Vespa will add a hybrid ’X’ version with 124 miles of range An onboard petrol generator will recharge the battery on the fly
  • The battery efficiency rated to 1000 full charge cycles Which means, you will have to change the battery only after 40,000 miles

A scooter with a 4 kW motor and 62 miles of range

No, I haven’t spelled it wrong. It is called as ’Electtrica’ with two ’t’s.

Although Piaggio took its own time to offer an electric vehicle, it is late by no means. Unveiled at the EICMA last week, the Electtrica is the electric version of Vespa’s Primavera scooter with a lithium-ion battery and a 4kW motor that is guaranteed to get you 62 miles on a single charge.

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The Electtrica fares better than any 50cc petrol scooters out there
And gets instant peak torque at zero rpm

In combustion engine terms, the Electtrica is powered to fare better than the 50cc scooters while being all nice to the environment and in total silence. Especially with the instant peak torque that starts at zero rpm.

The lithium-ion battery power unit is capable of delivering a continuous power of 2 kW and a peak power of 4 kW and takes just 4 hours for a full recharge. The scooter also benefits from motorsport tech know as KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) that recharges the battery while decelerating.

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KERS energy recovery system recharges the battery while decelerating

The Electtrica is also high on electronic packaging with remote key, LED surround lights, USB charger, Ride-by-Wire and two riding modes for you to chose from. And the best part of it all, it gets a Reverse mode as well. How cool is that?

The dashboard sees a 4.3" color TFT display which along with giving you a myriad of information, can connect to your smartphone via the dedicated Vespa Elettrica App. This means you can access calls, music, navigation and get all your notifications right on the dash just like what KYMCO did.

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The 4.3" TFT dash also connects to your smartphone via a dedicated app
You can access calls, music, navigation and get all your notifications right on the dash

Talking about maintenance, there isn’t any. Since the battery-motor combination is a straightforward phenomenon, there are hardly any moving parts. This means no friction, and no wear and tear.

And with the battery efficiency rated to 1000 full charge cycles, one can use the Electtrica for 30,000 to 40,000 miles before you might have to replace the battery or the motor. Now that is some bargain.

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The Electtrica is also high on electronic packaging
Remote key, LED surround lights, USB charger, Ride-by-Wire and two riding modes along with a Reverse mode

Vespa is also adding a hybrid ’X’ version to the Electtrica. It will carry an onboard petrol-powered generator to double the range of the scooter by recharging the batteries on the fly.

The Vespa Electtrica can always be customisable with seven color options and seat trims. You also get a special Bluetooth Jet helmet with the scooter’s livery you chose. Pricing and availability are TBD.

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Vespa will add a hybrid ’X’ version with 124 miles of range
An onboard petrol generator will recharge the battery on the fly
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