'not sure how I missed this coming out of the EIC-whatever show in November, my guess is it got lost in the details on the lastest mega cruiser an so-fast-your-eyes-will-bleed sport bike but Vespa is finally moving forward with the electric version hinted at last year: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/vespa/first-look-2018-vespa-elettrica.html Personally, I like electric vehicles & always felt the best application would be in a city vehicle like a scooter. Unfortunately, most electric bikes seem to come from the Prius school of design (yes, I look goofy but that's so you know I'm saving the world an you're not). This thing looks like, a Vespa, and 50+ miles from a std. wall plug is just fine for 95% city trips. Not doubt it will cost about twice what you think it should (it is a Vespa after all) but its going to get a hard look once it shows up.