At Beijing Motor Show just recently, Piaggio unveiled the features and price of the new ONE electric scooter. Three model versions with different power and autonomy, moped and motorcycle classes.
Piaggio, the makers of the Vespa Elettrica, unveiled the full spec sheet for the ONE electric scooter, coming with varied motor power for both moped and motorcycle class. The electric scooter will target young audience, and the rapidly growing market of electric 2-wheelers in China.
After creating buzz with their unveil on social media, Piaggio show for the first time the full spec sheet, revealing 2 model options – ONE, ONE+ and ONE Active. With past announcements of forming a consortium for swappable batteries, in collaboration with Honda, Yamaha and KTM- it also shows what will the standardized battery look like.
The main difference is in the Hub motor and battery power, starting with a 1.2kW motor on the ONE and ONE+, and a bit bigger 2.0kW motor for the ONE Active. As you may imagine, 85Nm torque isn’t much for top speeds, which stands at 28mph (45km/h). The Active version will get to a top speed of 40 mph (60km/h.
The battery pack is another model variation where the ONE has a 1.4kWh battery, the ONE+ and Active will both come with a 2.3kWh pack. That produces enough to last a range of 53 miles (85km).
All versions of the scooter will carry hydraulic disc Brakes, 175mm (optional CBS for the ONE Active), dual spring shocks, 5.5-inch LCD display, Keyless start function and Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).
The price tag for the new Piaggio comes in at 17,800 RMB (USD ~$2,800), making it an attractive mobility option, but maybe not in the Chinese market, where alternatives for that range and power comes much cheaper. Despite that, the new Piaggio ONE scooters are initially going to be available in China.