Vespa to drop electric scooter this October

Published by Ocean Generation \ August 29, 2018 2:44 pm

Eco-conscious motorists will soon be able to scoot around town on Vespa’s first electric scooter. According to Engadget, the Vespa Elettrica, which has been in the pipeline for a while now, goes into production next month and will go on sale online for Europeans in October, with the United States and Asia to follow in early 2019.

Charging takes 4 hours, and the scooter can last 62 miles per charge. The company claim that you will get 1,000 charges out of the scooter lasting you 10 years! Vespa also claims the Elettruca out perfumes its 50cc models the scooter also runs silently and is host to a number of AI functions, including pedestrian and vehicle detection, as well as alternative route planning when traffic is bad.

A hybrid version dubbed the Elettrica X is also in the works, with a greater total range of 124 miles but a smaller life, with power for 31 miles offset by a gas-powered generator that kicks in when battery levels get low.

Prices are expected to begin at $7000

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