How does the Vespa moped differ from a scooter? The scooter is similar to a moped with it step-through frame. What sets the two apart are the engine size, speed and output. Scooters are generally more expensive than mopeds because their engines start from 50cc up to 750cc. If the engine is under 50cc; it is generally classified as a moped.
Vespa Elettrica, the first all-electric Vespa scooter is finally on sale for €6,390 or a little bit more than $7,300. That is nearly double the price of some of the cheapest gas-powered Vespa scooters. After it was announced that the all-electric Vespa scooter will be on sale; pre-orders were immediately available in Europe.
Vespa Elettrica has about 62 miles of range meaning that it will likely take 4 hours to fully charge from the standard wall outlet. The battery pack is expected to last for about 10 years making the price worth the investment. Peak power of 4kW is offered which is about 5.2 horsepower. This is almost the same as the 50cc scooter which has about 3 times less range than the gas-powered counterpart. A 4.3-inch TFTcolour display is attached between the handlebars.
Piaggio has not announced any new information or price regarding ElettricaX which is the hybrid version of the electric scooter. Elettrica X is supposed to be the same as the all-electric version but the difference is the small gas generator that can extend the range up to 124 miles.
When Piaggio announced the electric Vespa, it seemed to be more like a rare addition to the scooter scene. A number of electric scooters are already being sold in the market with Chinese start-upNiu launching a full line of electric scooters in China. Yamaha and Honda have partnered up to develop an electric scooter. Taiwan, on the other hand, bought electric drivetrains this year.
Attention is focused on electric scooters and motorbikes but the real magic is the Vespa moped that is available in UK dealers. In recent years, many urban commuters started to pay attention to Vespa scooters as a recreational and practical vehicle with low running costs.