What are the best-selling electric scooters in Italy in 2022? This year, sales of electric motorcycles and scooters in Italy exceeded 16.000 units, with an increase of almost 60% compared to 2021. Sales in 2022 were driven by government incentives, which will also be paid in 2023.
What are the best-selling electric scooters in Italy in 2022? In the L1e segment, that of mopeds with a maximum speed of up to 45 km/h equivalent to 50cc with an internal combustion engine, we find the VMOTO SOCO CUx at the top of the sales list. This scooter, adopted by various sharing mobility companies, has registered almost twice as many as the second model in the standings, the NIU N series. In the electric Top 5 we find the ASKOLL ES Series, the PIAGGIO 1 and the LIFAN E4. Overall, registrations of electric mopeds belonging to the L1e segment recorded around 6.000 units, with eight electric models in the overall Top 30 of the moped segment.
There are 10.000 electric scooters equivalent to endothermic 125cc, with the Piaggio 1 Active at the top, the only model to enter the Top 30 of all scooters registered in Italy in 2022.
The Ecobonus for electric scooters and motorcycles is renewed in 2023
Purchase incentives certainly contributed to the results of the electricity sector. For most of 2022, electric vehicles took advantage of the eco-incentives that the Italian government made available in the first part of the year and which it renewed in October with another 20 million. At the beginning of December, 7 million euros were still available for the purchase of electric motorcycles and scooters with the state contribution of 30% up to a maximum of 3.000 euros (40% in the event of scrapping and a maximum contribution of 4.000 euros). The funds, uploaded to the portal ecobonus.mise.gov.it, will also be renewed for 2023 and will be available to anyone wishing to purchase an electric two-wheeler (e-bikes are currently excluded). Unless modified, the 2021 Budget Law had allocated a total of 150 million euros for the eco-bonus from 2022 to 2026: 20 million a year for the first two years and 30 million a year for the three-year period from 2024 to 2026.
Here is the Top5 of electric mopeds, equivalent to 50cc, registered in 2022:
1 - VMOTO SOCO CUx
2 - NIU Series N
3 - ASKOLL ES Series
4 - PIAGGIO 1
5 - LIFAN E4
The VMOTO SOCO CUx
The CUx scooter is one of the VMOTO SOCO models equivalent to a 50cc designed specifically to move comfortably in an urban environment. The CUx motor is a 1600 Watt Bosch unit installed in the rear wheel of the vehicle for a maximum speed of 45 km / h. The autonomy is about 75 km; the overall charging time is 8 hours but can drop to 3 and a half hours with fast charging. The batteries can be removed from the scooter to be recharged from a normal household socket.
More details and prices on: https://it.vmotosoco.com/
The NIU NQi Sport
The NIU NQi Sport is an agile and dynamic scooter, designed for urban mobility with three adjustable driving modes (Sport, Dynamic and E-Save). In the rear wheel hub it has integrated a 1.8 kW electric motor for a maximum speed of 45 km / h which places it in the category of electric scooters equivalent to a 50cc. This scooter is equipped with a removable 1.56 kWh or 2.1 kWh battery which guarantees a maximum range of 50 or 70 km. The overall charging time varies from 7 to 9 depending on the type of battery. The batteries can be removed from the scooter for remote charging.
More details and prices on: www.niu.com/it
ASKOLL ES Series
The Askoll ES can be chosen between different models with different battery capacity and homologation: the ES1 and ES2 are classified as mopeds, that is, reaching up to 45 km / h. The ES2 in the Evo version has a 2,2 kW motor and a 1,4kWh battery for a range of just under 50km (the version with a double battery pack is also available which doubles its range). The ES3 is the motorcycle version, it has a power of 2,7 kW and reaches 66 km / h thanks to the engine torque of 130 Nm. This version of the ES line has a double battery pack of 2,82 kWh for a autonomy of up to 96 km. The removable batteries are recharged in 8 hours from a normal household socket.
More details and prices on: www.askollelectric.com
Il PIAGGIO 1
The Piaggio 1 represents the entry level for “green” urban mobility. It is powered by an electric motor integrated into the rear wheel that delivers 1,2 kW, while the motorcycle version (Piaggio 1 Active) is fitted with a 2 kW unit. The moped version (Piaggio 1) has a speed limited to 45 km / h and a range of up to 55 km in ECO mode (48 km in SPORT mode). The Piaggio 1 Active version has an ECO range of up to 85 km and SPORT up to 66 km. The battery is installed under the saddle and can be easily removed for charging at home or in the office.
More details and prices on: www.piupdate.com
The LIFAN E4
The LIFAN E4 is a moped with a Bosch engine and a quality chassis designed for urban mobility. The Chinese company also has in its catalog the major versions registered as a motorcycle. The engine is integrated into the rear wheel hub and has a power of 1.9 kW for a maximum speed of 45 km / h which places it in the category of electric scooters equivalent to a 50cc combustion engine. The battery is a removable 1.56 kWh battery which guarantees a maximum range of 80 km. There is also a double battery version that brings the maximum range to 160 km. The batteries can be removed from the scooter for remote recharging or it can be recharged directly on the vehicle via the appropriate socket.
More details and prices on: https://lifanmoto.it/
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