Vespa Elettrica comes bearing stylish retro stance; guarantees 100 km running range on a single charge
Vespa stunned everyone with its Elettrica electric scooter at the EICMA 2017 in Milan and it has now made its presence in India at the ongoing 14th edition of Auto Expo. The electric scooter comes bearing Vespa’s signature retro styling and offers 100 km range on a fully charged battery. Like the carmakers, two-wheeler brands too are working on electric powered vehicles and Vespa is the latest to join that bandwagon.
Wearing a shiny silver paint scheme, the scooter gets blue trims at various places that emphasise on its environment friendly character compared to the conventional fuel powered models. The famous Italian scooter manufacturer claims, the Elettrica has been desined keeping urban mobility and new age buyers in focus. It draws energy from a lightweight lithium battery that is capable of generating 2kW peak power with a peak of 4kW.
The Vespa Elettrica delivers a dizzying performance. The battery needs 4 hours to be charged fully and customers can charge it using a household plug as well. Also, the battery is claimed to be capable of running for 1000 cycles that means the scooter would run around 70,000 km without replacing the battery.
The Vespa Elettrica comes with two different riding modes that are Eco and Power. The Eco mode enables it to run at a speed of 30 kmph. vespa says, the scooter is equipped with KERS technology to regenerate energy when slowing, just like a Formula One car.
Speaking about its styling, the Vespa Elettrica electric scooter comes with a flowing design that is visible from every angle. It gets round shaped LED headlamps and the turn indicators too come with LED treatment. There is a fully digital instrument cluster with 4.3-inch TFT display.
The leg space is pretty good and it ensures comfortable riding experience along with a spacious and well cushioned seat. It gets LED taillight at rear and the scooter runs on alloy wheels with blue trim on rim. For braking duty, it gets front disc brake and a drum unit at back. It could be launched in India in the near future as brand seeks new customers with an expanded product lineup.