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Piaggio Group begins sales of the Vespa Elettrica

Customers can now purchase the green version of the iconic scooter of the Piaggio Group.

Widescale marketing of the Vespa Elettrica through the Piaggio dealer network will commence in November to coincide with the EICMA 2018 motorcycle show in Milan. Sales will begin in Europe, to then be extended to the USA and Asia at the start of 2019.

With a power unit delivering top power of 4 kW, the Vespa Elettrica, assisted by the dynamic performance typical of electric engines, displays its versatility, particularly regarding acceleration and hill starts.

The Vespa Elettrica is easy to ride, agile and enjoyable on city streets, even at the very low speeds of congested urban traffic. The added benefits of absolute silence and absence of vibrations help to make cities less chaotic and more livable by avoiding both air and acoustic pollution.

The Vespa Elettrica has a maximum range of 100 km, a value that changes little between urban and extra-urban environments thanks to the scooter’s modern lithium ion battery and efficient kinetic energy recovery system, which recharges the battery during deceleration. To recharge the battery the rider simply plugs the cable located in the compartment below the saddle into a normal electric wall socket or into one of the recharging points that are becoming a common sight in today's cities. A complete recharge normally takes 4 hours.

The Vespa Elettrica is available in the main Eurozone countries at a price of € 6,390 or, alternatively, through a new purchasing solution based on € 991 through easy monthly payments. With the addition of a small down payment, the monthly installment 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.

These financial packages have been created and developed by Piaggio Financial Services, the Piaggio Group’s new financial platform developed in line with the Group vocation for innovation and constant attention to changing customer needs, which is making its debut with the launch of the Vespa Elettrica.

The Vespa Elettrica is the first Piaggio Group vehicle that can be purchased with Piaggio Financial Services solutions. As from 2019 the new financial services will be extended to all Group vehicles: Piaggio scooters, the full Vespa, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, Derbi and Gilera ranges, and the commercial vehicles.

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