15 Sep '18, 10pm

How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

After surfacing its Vespa Elettrica concept at EICMA last year, a large motorcycle trade show known for these sort of announcements from manufacturers, Piaggio finally announced that it will go to production this September, and that it will take preorders in October with the first deliveries later that month. While not all details are certain (the price, for example), they are starting to look a little clearer around the edges. A pure electric and a hybrid. There will be two versions: the Vespa Elettrica, a pure electric scooter with a 4kWh battery for 100km range, and the Vespa Elettrica X, which has a 2kWh battery fully integrated into the scooter (non-removable) and a 100cc combustion engine as a range extender to 200km. Both will have the same 4kW (peak) electric motor. Releasing a hybrid scooter is not an unprecedented move, but in the past it has led to a prohibitive...

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