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22 January 2020 - The online version of the authoritative Forbes magazine (Lifestyle section), in an article by Josh Max published yesterday, revealed to its readers all over the world which five scooters “you should drive in 2020”, and three out of five are Piaggio Group products. This is a brilliant endorsement which also rewards Italian industry.

Here is the Forbes article:

The scooters are the Piaggio Beverly 350 Tourer and two Vespa versions: the Primavera 50 and the Elettrica. The other scooters that made the "top five" are the Honda PCX 150 and another Italian two-wheeler, the Italjet Dragster.

Piaggio Beverly Tourer 350 i.e. ABS/ASR, at the top of the revamped 2020 Beverly range.

For the new Beverly 350 Tourer, Forbes praises the lines and the technology, highlighting the appeal of the "Piaggio MIA" connectivity system, through which you can connect your smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth and, using the dedicated App, record and display a rich set of information about the trip and the operating status of the vehicle on your mobile device.

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Vespa has always made Americans fall in love. The write up on Vespa Primavera 50 highlights the excellent performance/consumption ratio offered by its four-stroke engine, as well as the fun you’ll have as you “tool around your city or neighborhood like a champ”.

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The Forbes rankings doesn’t forget electric mobility, as it praises the virtues of Vespa Elettrica: “This handsome devil is the electric version of Vespa’s Primavera about, motivating with a lithium-ion battery and a 4kW motor guaranteed to achieve 62 miles (almost 100 km) on a single charge.

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Vespa Elettrica, also in the 70 km/h version in 2020, even more powerful.

At the beginning of Josh Max’s article, we read: scooters “They’re cheap. They’re nimble. They’re relatively low-maintenance. (Most) everyone thinks they’re adorable, rather than a menace… and there’s no better way to get to the post office, the grocery store and the bagel shop in less than 20 minutes. Here are five I’m looking forward to testing this year; some are all-new, some are tried-and-true…”. The journalist also says that he’s looking forward to putting the innovative Vespa Elettrica to the test on the hills of Seattle.

The Queen Anne Hill district with the Seattle skyline.

Piaggio: www.piaggio.com

Vespa: www.vespa.com
Vespa Elettrica: www.www.vespa.com/en_EN/vespa-models/vespa-elettrica.html