Starting from today, you can get your pre-orders in for Vespa’s all-new Elettrica scooter.

The new Vespa Elettrica is the iconic brands first electric machine – that’s been hotly anticipated since it was first unveiled as a concept a couple of years ago in Italy.


The Elettrica kicks out a fairly meagre 4kW of power, but Vespa claim it outshines traditional 50cc scooters, particularly when it comes to off-the-line acceleration and hill starts – not necessarily a huge surprise, when you consider other electric vehicles performance characteristics. Maximum range from the bikes lithium-ion battery is claimed to be around 100km – while a complete recharge (which must be done with the battery in situ on the bike) will take somewhere close to four hours.

It’ll be available in the majority of European countries at a price of €6,390 (which works out around £6,000) – or, alternatively, through Piaggio’s new monthly payment system. If you opt to pay it off monthly, you’ll also get Vespa Care thrown in – which means you get a service at 36 months or 10,000km, a 12-month warranty extension, a regular battery check and road assistance too.


The first exclusive models of Vespa’s innovative new electric scooter can be pre-ordered online from today – ahead of the European launch of the Elettrica at EICMA 2018 next month.  Sales will begin in Europe shortly after EICMA, before being extended to the USA and Asia at the start of 2019.

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