Vespa’s first electric scooter will arrive in 2018 with a 62-mile range. After more than seventy years in production, the iconic and luxury Vespa is finally going green keeping in tune with changing times.

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The Piaggio Group, the parent company behind the storied motor scooter brand, unveiled its all-electric scooter named Vespa Elettrica at the ongoing EICMA show in Milan. A year back, the company had showcased the Elettrica is a concept form at the same venue.

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The electric Vespa scooter doesn’t look much different from other offerings and carries the same lovable retro design. The promo images of the EV showcase it in a space-age chrome-and-blue color scheme, but it will be available in seven other color options when it goes on sale next year.

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A modern touch on the otherwise retro styling comes in the form of a 4.3-inch TFT color display found between the handlebars.

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It displays all important scooter information and also includes Bluetooth, allowing owners to pair their phones and have the screen display text messages and incoming phone calls. Instead of a gas engine, the Elettrica is powered by A “Power Unit” capable of delivering 4 kW, which the company claims will offer performance that beat the traditional 50cc scooters in terms of acceleration and speed.

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The company also says the Elettrica has a range of 100 km and will take four hours of charging from a normal wall outlet to completely recharge the battery.

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For those who want a bigger range, Vespa will also sell a hybrid version with a gas-powered generator called the Elettrica X that can stretch to 200 kilometers. The Elettrica will hit the roads in 2018 but there is no word on the pricing yet.

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