Electric scooters are perfect for cutting through busy city traffic without leaving pedestrians choking or deafened by the whine of a tiny engine at full throttle. They now come in all shapes and sizes, but few (if any) could be regarded as an icon. That could soon change with the announcement that possibly the most iconic scooter of them all is about to go electric. Piaggio has chosen EICMA in Milan, Italy, to pull back the curtain on the Vespa Elettrica.
The original Vespa made its public debut at the 1946 Milan Fair. By 1960, two million units had been sold. Over the next decade, the UK’s style-conscious (and accessory crazy) mod movement helped double sales of the utility vehicle before a leveling off and decline in the 70s. In all, more than 18 million Vespas have been sold worldwide, with over 1.5 million in sales over the last 10 years. And shortly, commuters will have an utterly gorgeous, if somewhat quieter and cleaner, Vespa to drool over.
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