Customers in 12 European countries can now book online the Vespa Elettrica electric scooter. Sales will begin in Europe, then be extended to the US and Asia at the start of 2019.
With a power unit delivering top power of 4 kW, the Vespa Elettrica, assisted by the dynamic performance typical of electric motors, outshines a traditional 50cc scooter, particularly as regards acceleration and hill starts.
The Vespa Elettrica has a maximum range of 100 km, a value that changes little between urban and extra-urban environments thanks to the scooter’s lithium-ion battery and efficient kinetic energy recovery system, which recharges the battery during deceleration. To recharge the battery the rider simply plugs the cable located in the compartment below the saddle into a normal electric wall socket or into one a recharging point. A complete recharge normally takes 4 hours.
The Vespa Elettrica is available in the main Eurozone countries at a price of €6,390 (US$7,342) or, alternatively, through a new purchasing solution based on €991 (US$1,139) monthly payments. With the addition of a small down payment, the monthly instalment also includes Vespa Care, a package providing planned vehicle services maintenance (36 months or 10,000 km), a 12-month warranty extension, a regular battery check and road assistance enhanced with special services.
These financial packages have been created and developed by Piaggio Financial Services, the Piaggio Group’s new financial platform developed in line with the Group vocation for innovation and constant attention to changing customer needs, which is making its debut with the launch of the Vespa Elettrica.