Vespa Is Making An Electric Version Of Its Classic Scooter

Image courtesy of Piaggio Group

You’ve seen it in movies, you’ve seen it on TV shows, and soon, you may see it plugged in to charge: Vespa’s parent company has announced that it’s making an electric version of its classic scooter.

…And that’s about the extent of the information offered by Piaggio Group in its announcement: the Vespa Elettrica project will be a “new mobility solution” that “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 company said.

The scooter will have the same “style, agility, ease of use, and riding pleasure,” the company says, just with the addition of some new technology.

As for when the scooter will be available, where it will be sold, and what it will cost, there’s no word yet. Whether it will come in multiple styles and colors or just one, like the brushed metal version accented in blue shown in the photo accompanying Piaggio’s announcement, is also unclear.