Piaggio hopes to sell these scooters to young professionals

Last month, Piaggio unveiled their newest e-scooter targeted at young professionals who are conscious about the environment and, at the same time, want to enjoy the freedom of mobility of having a scooter.

Dubbed as the Piaggio One, it features a range of motors from 1.2 kW (base) to a more powerful 2 kW motor. The One also features a choice of battery packs from 1.8 kW to 2.3 kW which are reported to be swappable.

The One comes in three variants. For the base model, the One will be powered by a 1.2 kW motor and 1,800-watt battery pack. It can reach a top speed of up to 45 kilometers per hour, and a range of 55 kilometers in one full charge. It's priced at UK£2,500 (around PhP168K).

The midrange One+ will get the same motor as the base model, but with a larger 2,300-watt battery. Top speed is also higher at 55 kilometers per hour. With the larger battery, its range is up to 100 kilometers on a single full charge.

The top-of-the-line One Active gets a 2 kW motor and a 2,300-watt battery, capable of a top speed of 60 kilometers per hour and a range of 80 kilometers. Batteries can be fully recharged in as little as 6 hours.

The specs are certainly appealing, but will any Gen Z willingly fork over PhP170K for a scooter that can only hit 45 km/h? You can get a very nice coal-burning, 150cc maxi-scooter that can hit 120 km/h and a range of 200-km for that price.