Vespa Elettrica is electrifyingly hybrid

Modern technology in a retro shell
07 February 2018 / 16:54IST

The wasp is back and this time it’s buzzing with electricity. Burning fossil fuel to run vehicles is as primitive as using a headphone jack to listen to music. The Italians sure didn’t want their iconic star to be left behind in the eco race this Auto Expo 2018. So they crammed in an electric engine that does 100 kms in a single charge. But you live in Bombay and you don’t have four hours to wait till it charges, right? Well, the X variant has a petrol generator inside to juice up the electric motor for an additional 100 kms of whee. You can even connect your money-stealing-fruit-named smartphone to the TFT colour display.

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