Piaggio One e-scooter to be available in three trims
Italian motor vehicle manufacturer Piaggio recently took wraps off its second all-electric scooter, called Piaggio One, which will be made available in three trims/variants. The fully electric two-wheeler’s three trims will be: the Piaggio One, One+ and One Active. In the base trim of Piaggio One, the new EV will come equipped with a 1.2kW motor that will draw power from 1.8kWh battery pack to offer a top speed of 45 kilometers per hour (km/h) and 55 kilometers of range on a single full charge.
The Piaggio One+, the mid-trim of the e-scooter, offers a range of up to 100 km with a top speed of up to 55 km/h. It will come equipped with a 2.3kWh battery pack and a 1.2kW electric motor.
The Piaggio One Active, the top model of the e-scooter, will sport a 2kW motor powered by a 2.3kWh battery pack. The range of this environment-friendly electric mobility solution has been pegged at 85 km per full charge with speed reaching up to 60 km/h.
Major Unique Selling Propositions (USPs) of the new EV include a fully digital instrument cluster, powerful LED lights, and USB charging. In terms of looks, this upcoming e-scooter is quite imposing, thanks partly to a range of its monotone and dual-tone color options made available by the manufacturer. Its single-piece seat, edgy tail lamp, sporty side panels, sleek upright positioned dual headlamps add to the style and elegance to it.
Battery as well as the time it takes to get replenished continues to play a crucial role in the adoption rate of EVs. As mentioned above, the Piaggio One’s battery pack will offer a range of up to 100 km (the top most model) on a single charge, which is quite impressive. However, it will take roughly six hours for getting recharged from 0 to 100 per cent. But, the manufacturer has made the process of charging easy by equipping the new EV with a removable battery, which will allow the owner to easily take out the battery and charge it somewhere else in case a charging point is not available close to the EV.
For the Chinese market, the Piaggio One has been priced at 17,800 Yuan (approximately US$2,800). The new EV will be a global model, but the Pontedera, Italy-headquartered manufacturer has yet to announce pricing or availability for other markets.