After the Fiat 126 vision project, studio Ma-de has decided to give a modern twist to another Italian design classic: the Vespa. The Italian design studio founded in Como by Andrea Della Vecchia and Woody Chui has designed the Elettra, a zero-emission motorbike strongly inspired by the lines of Piaggio’s legendary original model patented on 23 April 1946, designed by Corradino d’Ascanio and sold in over 18 million units worldwide.

“I strongly believe in the movement towards electric mobility. It’s just a matter of time, not only for cars but especially for scooters and small urban mobility tools,” says Andrea Della Vecchia. Elettra has a 7 kw electric motor with a torque of 240 Nm and can reach a top speed of 95 km/h. The 5.6 kW/h battery enables it to travel up to 140 kilometres on a single charge. The app, accessible via the mobile phone, acts as an authentication key and an active virtual dashboard to control data and the infotainment system.