If you want to be amongst the very first people in the world to own a Vespa Elettrica you can place an order online from today (the UK will get five apparently and MSC will be one of the dealers getting one). Online orders will be open until November when the Elettrica will go on wide scale European release to coincide with the prestigious EICMA show in Milan. Sales will then be rolled out to the USA and Asia at the beginning of 2019.
The first exclusive models of the most innovative Vespa scooter can be booked from today (8th October) until November, only online at the www.vespa.com website or the dedicated elettrica.vespa.com/ site.
The Elettrica boasts a range of 100km from its 4kw motor, powered by lithium-ion battery and kinetic energy recovery system (which recharges the battery on deceleration). The Elettrica is classed as a moped but thanks to the linear power of its motor it will outperform an equivalent petrol-powered 50cc scooter, especially on acceleration and uphill.
It takes around four hours to completely recharge the Elettrica’s battery and (the cable is stored beneath the seat) it simply plugs into an ordinary wall socket or roadside charge point.
As with any electric scooter, riding the Elettrica will be a completely different experience (see our recent Retrospective Electric Vespa feature) as it’s virtually silent, with nothing more than wind noise and the tarmac beneath your tyres to remind you that you are actually zipping along.
Available now in Europe
The Vespa Elettrica is available in the main Eurozone countries at a price of € 6,390 (£5622) or, alternatively, through a new purchasing solution based on € 991 easy 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.
Piaggio Financial Services
The Eletttrica financial packages have been created and developed by Piaggio Financial Services, Piaggio Group’s new financial platform, which is making its debut with the launch of the Vespa Elettrica. The new service launches with the Elettrica but will cover the whole Piaggio Group products from 2019.
Piaggio Financial Services is a system of services dedicated to customers, offering tailor made finance packages to suit the end buyer. It offers a variety of finance options, from traditional HP to all-inclusive packages including service plans, insurance, an extended warranty and accessories.
New products always in development…