After its all-electric fiat 126, the MA-DE studio is back with another reimagining of a classic Italian vehicle. this time around, the Como-based design studio created the vespa ELETTRA concept: an electric version of the iconic vespa scooter.
images © Studio MA-DE
the concept is inspired by the original piaggio vespa. patented on April 23, 1946 and designed by aeronautical engineer Corradino d’ascanio, the vespa has sold over 18 million units in various editions and models to the present day. this new vespa ELETTRA is equipped with a 7 kW electric motor with a torque of 240 nm and a maximum speed of 95 km / h. the 5.6 kW / h battery allows cyclists to cover up to 140 kilometers on a single charge. the app, accessible via your mobile phone, acts as an authentication key as well as an active virtual dashboard to control all navigation data and settings.
andrea della vecchia, co-founder of studio MA-DE, says of the project: “I firmly believe in the movement towards electric mobility. it is only a matter of time, not only for cars but especially for scooters and small urban mobility tools. ‘
name of the project: vespa ELETTRA
design: andrea della vecchia / studio MA-DE
the ‘elettra’ project is a design concept and a personal interpretation, conceived by the MA-DE studio of the ‘VESPA’ vehicle, which is the exclusive property of piaggio & CSpA this project is NOT a real or prototype vehicle, which can be industrialized and / or marketed.
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edited by: lynne myers | design boom