Piaggio Unveil the “ONE” Electric Scooter, In Debut At Beijing Motor Show with a premier on social media platforms.
Piaggio Italy announce their second electric scooter, the Piaggio “One”. The official stage unveiling will happen at the Beijing Motor Show tomorrow, with the online premier and buzz starting online just a few days ago. Not too many official specifications were revealed, but let’s examine what we do know ahead of the show.
INSPIRED BY THE PIAGGIO TRADITION THAT CREATED THE LEGEND OF THE SIMPLE LIGHTWEIGHT MOPED, “ONE” AIMS TO REVOLUTIONISE ELECTRIC URBAN MOBIILTY, COMBINING EFFICIENCY WITH FUN
“ONE” IS A GLOBAL PROJECT FOR PIAGGIO. IT WILL DEBUT LIVE AT THE BEIJING MOTOR SHOW ON 28 MAY 2021 AND WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EUROPE FROM THE END OF JUNE
The Piaggio ONE electric scooter made its world debut on TIK TOK. The social network was the stage for the company in order to get their massage directly across to “the generations that decreed the worldwide success of today’s hippest social network“. The target market is young, and the scooter has style and color schemes that capture the eye.
The all electric scooter, named ONE, will hold a battery that should last a 90km range, and with past announcements of forming a consortium for swappable batteries, with collaboration with Honda, Yamaha and KTM- it will have a standardized battery size. The rear swingarm uses a dual spring suspension, and the scooter has disc brakes front and rear. A very distinct design feature is the front headlights.
The ONE has clear Piaagio Italian style, and the quality of the company’s build, the makers of Vespa, and the Vespa Elettrica. The rear swing arm suspended via dual shocks, front and rear disc brakes, and a hub motor for which power rating was not yet released. What the company did reveal is that it will have a selection for power rating, for both moped and motorcycle class.
The Piaggio ONE will be available in several versions offering different powers (moped and motorcycle) and different ranges, all powered by an electric motor whose lithium ion batteries can be easily extracted for recharging at home or in the office.
The Piaggio ONE features a wealth of technological features, including a digital colour instrument panel with a sensor to adapt the background and luminosity to ambient conditions, full LED lights, a keyless start system, two motor maps.
The original design of the Piaggio ONE incorporates the essentiality required by urban electric mobility but retains the unmistakable style, quality materials and assemblies that distinguish the entire range of Piaggio scooters. First, the Piaggio ONE is a user-friendly two-wheeler, created to improve and simplify daily travel in an urban environment. As a keyless vehicle, the Piaggio ONE uses a remote start system.
On the road, the new Piaggio e-scooter is a lightweight vehicle that is very easy to manage, with a comfortable riding position, a low seat, a flat roomy footplate, plus practical and robust pull-out foot pegs for the passenger. The Piaggio ONE is also the only e-scooter in its category to provide a capacious compartment below the seat.
We will find out more details and specification as the company rolls out the ONE in Europe as early as June. Since the unveiling did not really give us the proper specs like battery capacity (formal figures) or motor power peak/nominal, and more.. So Check back in soon!