Finally one of the most tradicional and peculiar two-wheeler, the Italian Vespa, will go electric. The Piaggio Group presents the new scooter at EICMA Milan Show, but no details was revealed.
The Piaggio Group is assessing advanced players in the sector on a global level to develop innovative technological electric motor solutions together. This concept will be translated into the final version of the Vespa Elettrica, for which production and sales are planned for the second half of 2017.
The Electric Vespa will be a true Vespa, bringing the very latest in electric technology to a vehicle that will retain all the features that have been vital to its success. The style, agility, ease of use and riding pleasure will be the same as the Vespa we have always known, with the addition of technological and innovative connectivity solutions. A perfect mix of excitement, technology and environmental friendliness that only Vespa can create. As it has always done in its first seventy years of history.
The Piaggion Group, led by Roberto Colaninno, has registered increasing profits in the first nine months of 2016. The Vespa brand has grown particularly in the European market, where it has registered +3.6%.