Electric scooters are now a very popular form of electric transportation, especially in Asia, and the iconic scooter maker Vespa os now announcing its own entry in the segment with the ‘Vespa Elettrica Concept’, its first electric scooter.

Vespa unveiled the design at the Milan Motorcycle Show, but the company didn’t release any detail about the electric scooter other than they plan for production to start in “the second half of 2017”.

Here’s Vespa’s press release:

Introducing the Vespa Elettrica project, the new mobility solution according to the most elegant and beloved two-wheeled brand in the world that takes a step into the future in complete consistency with the values that have accompanied its history.

The Vespa Elettrica project confirms the Piaggio Group’s commitment, not only to people mobility, but to a desire to change the way in which people move.

Because of the excellence of this project, the Piaggio Group is assessing the most advanced players in the sector on a global level to develop innovative technological electric motor solutions together. This concept will be translated into the final version of the Vespa Elettrica, for which production and sales are planned for the second half of 2017.

The Electric Vespa will, first and foremost, be a true Vespa, bringing the very latest in electric technology to a vehicle that will retain all the features that have been vital to its success. The style, agility, ease of use and riding pleasure will be the same as the Vespa we have always known, with the addition of technological and innovative connectivity solutions. A perfect mix of excitement, technology and environmental friendliness that only Vespa can create. As it has always done in its first seventy years of history.

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