Vespa Elettrica to be launched in India by June - Report

17/03/2020 - 13:45 | ,  ,  ,   | Utkarsh

The Vespa Elettrica electric scooter that was showcased at Auto Expo 2020 last month is among the many upcoming scooters in India. According to a new report, the Vespa Elettrica will be launched in our market by June this year.

Vespa Elettrica e-scooter front quarter
The price of the Vespa Elettrica will be higher than its competitors, which will be the Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube.

Vespa will be bringing the Elettrica to India via the CBU route from Italy. This means that the Vespa Elettrica price will be much higher than the price of its competitors - Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube.

Vespa Elettrica Key Features

The Elettrica electric scooter borrows various styling and design cues from Vespa’s conventional petrol-powered scooters. It features a mix of retro and modern elements like curvy body panels, full-LED lighting, chrome highlights, etc. Vespa has also added a full-colour TFT instrument cluster that shows information like speed, battery capacity, range, odometer, etc. It also has Bluetooth connectivity and can be paired with a smartphone via the Vespa Connect app. This enables customers to benefit from features like call receiving and ending, turn-by-turn navigation, receiving SMSes, etc. When it comes to quality, materials, and fit-and-finish, Vespa has left no stone unturned.

Vespa Elettrica Specifications

Aspect 45 km/h Specification 70 km/h Specification
Length 1,870 mm 1,870 mm
Width 735 mm 735 mm
Height 1,150 mm 1,150 mm
Wheelbase 1,350 mm 1,350 mm
Seat Height 790 mm 790 mm
Weight (with battery) 130 kg 130 kg
Power Unit Producer Piaggio Group Piaggio Group
Continuous Power 3.5 kW 3.6 kW
Maximum Power 4 kW 4 kW
Motor Torque 200 Nm (at the wheel) 200 Nm (at the wheel)
Battery Voltage 48 V 48 V
Battery Capacity 86 Ah 86 Ah
Battery Energy 4.2 kWh 4.2 kWh
Battery Cell Producer LG Chem LG Chem
Battery Recharge Time 4 hours (with voltage of 220 V) 4 hours (with voltage of 220 V)
Battery Life 1,000 cycles (residual capacity 80%) 1,000 cycles (residual capacity 80%)
Battery Weight 25 kg 25 kg
Energy Recovery Yes Yes
Top Speed (Eco/Power) 30 km/h/45 km/h 45 km/h/70 km/h
Range (Eco/Power) 100 km/80 km 100 km/70 km
Front Tyre 110/70 - 12-inch 110/70 - 12-inch
Rear Tyre 120/70 - 11-inch 120/70 - 11-inch
Front Brake Ø 200 mm disc Ø 200 mm disc
Rear Brake Ø 140 mm drum Ø 140 mm drum
Combined Braking System No Yes

The Vespa Elettrica has a 4.3 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers up a brushless DC motor generating maximum power of 4 kW (5.4 PS) and 200 Nm of peak torque. It takes 4.0 hours to fully charge the battery pack. There are two riding modes, namely Eco and Power. The Eco Mode is the ideal mode for a daily city commute, while the Power Mode, as the name suggests, is a performance mode. The Vespa Elettrica range varies as per the variant and the riding mode, and it is as high as 100 km.

The Vespa Elettrica's suspension setup comprises a single-sided trailing link suspension at the front and a monoshock at the rear.

Vespa Elettrica e-scooter digital instrument cluster display
The full-colour TFT instrument cluster features Bluetooth connectivity and can be paired with a smartphone via the Vespa Connect app.

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Vepsa Elettrica Price

Because of being a CBU import, the Vespa Elettrica will be very costly. In France, it costs a whopping EUR 6,410 (INR 5,28,267.33) in the 45 km/h variant and an even more stupendous EUR 6,710 (INR 552991.23) in the 70 km/h variant.

Even though electric two-wheelers are now being widely accepted in the country, Vespa will have to do something out of the box to record decent Elettrica sales because of its extremely high price tag. Would you buy it? Let us know in the comments below.

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[Source: DriveSpark]

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