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28.08.2018 16:01
Vespa Elettrica to enter production in September
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According to the Piaggio Group, electric innovation will take solid form in the most iconic of its brands, in order to set new parameters for urban mobility. Vespa Elettrica will be the first Piaggio Group product to adopt innovative machine-man interconnectivity solutions, Energy Industry Review reports.

Staying true to the programmes presented at the most recent EICMA (International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition), the Piaggio Group will start production of Vespa Elettrica in September. The electric version of the world’s most famous scooter will be produced at the Pontedera plant in the province of Pisa.

The first vehicles will already be possible to book at the beginning of October and only online on the dedicated website, with innovative all-inclusive financing formulas that will join the conventional purchasing systems. The price will be in line with the high-end bracket of the Vespa range presently being marketed.

Vespa Elettrica will then be gradually put on the market starting from the end of October to reach full marketing in November to coincide with the 2018 Milan EICMA show. Sales will begin in Europe to then be extended to the United States and Asia starting from early 2019.

Vespa Elettrica is the first step for the Piaggio Group in the direction of a new level of interconnection between vehicles and human operators. Vespa Elettrica will be ready to be fitted out in the near future with solutions, such as artificial intelligence systems both adaptive and responsive to all human input. They will be aware of people and other vehicles operating in the vicinity, extend the operator’s ability to sense potential perils and opportunities, and provide real time mapping and traffic data that contributes to improving the design of transportation infrastructures in cities.

Most of all, these new generation vehicles will thoroughly know their operators: they will recognize them without key fobs, anticipate their driving choices, interact with other devices and vehicles on the road and allow for degrees of personalization that can barely be imagined today.

The Vespa brand today is experiencing one of the most successful moments of its history, with over a million and a half vehicles sold during the last decade. The first half of 2018 closed with about a 10% increase in sales volumes compared to 30 June 2017.


TAGS: Vespa | Piaggio group | moto | italy | AI | artificial intelligence | Elettrica 


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