The first Electric Vespa will be going on sale in Europe. It will cost you more than $7000. The price is twice as expensive as compared to the gas model. Preorders are available now in Europe ahead of the scooter’s ship date later this year, while customers in the US and China will have to wait until early 2019.
The Vespa Elettrica, as it’s called, has about 62 miles of range, takes about four hours to fully charge from a standard wall outlet, and the battery pack should last for about 10 years’ worth of riding. It offers peak power of 4kW, or about 5.2 horsepower, which is roughly the same as a 50cc scooter (though with about three times less range than its gas-powered counterpart). There’s also a 4.3-inch TFT color display in between the handlebars.