The Piaggio 1 Active is the latest electric scooter from the Italian brand that promises to deliver a lively, fun and eco-friendly ride. It is the most powerful and fastest variant in the Piaggio 1 lineup, which also includes the Piaggio 1 and Piaggio 1+. In this review, we will take a closer look at the features, performance and price of the Piaggio 1 Active scooter.
The Piaggio 1 Active scooter has a sleek and stylish design that combines the classic Piaggio elements with modern touches. The front shield features the iconic “neck tie” and provides protection without compromising elegance. The rear swingarm has red accents that add a striking contrast to the body color. The seat has a dual cover with a glossy side finish and a hexagonal pattern that is inspired by the Piaggio logo. The seat also has a large underseat compartment that can fit a full jet helmet, making it the only e-scooter in its category to offer such generous storage.
The scooter also has a spacious footwell that creates a comfortable riding position for the rider and a passenger. The passenger can rest their feet on sturdy foldaway foot pegs. There is also a handy bag hook and a USB port with a waterproof rubber cover in the leg shield back plate for convenience.
Motor, Top speed
The Piaggio 1 Active scooter has a 2kW motor that is built into the rear hub. It propels the scooter to a top speed of 60 km/h (37 mph), making it suitable for urban commuting and leisure riding. The motor has three modes: Eco, City and Sport, which can be selected by pressing a button on the handlebar. The modes adjust the power delivery, top speed and range according to the riding conditions.
The scooter has an advanced lithium ion battery that can be easily removed from under the seat and charged at home or at any power outlet. The battery has a capacity of 1.8 kWh and provides a range of up to 85 km (53 miles) in Eco mode and up to 66 km (41 miles) in Sport mode. The battery also features a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that recharges it during deceleration, extending the range further.
The scooter has a lightweight build of 95 kg (209 lbs) that makes it easy to handle and maneuver. It has 12-inch wheels with tubeless tires that offer good grip and stability on different road surfaces. It also has disc brakes on both wheels with combined braking system (CBS) that ensure effective stopping power.
The handlebar houses a large 5.5-inch color LCD digital display that shows various information such as speed, battery level, mode, range and more. The display has a twilight sensor that optimizes the background and font colors for the prevailing light conditions to ensure it is always legible. The screen graphics are clear and easy to read at a glance.
The Piaggio 1 Active scooter also comes with the Piaggio Multimedia Platform (PMP), which is an ingenious device that is installed in the scooter and managed via the Piaggio MIA app. It allows the rider to receive calls and message alerts, see missed calls and manage their playlist while on the road. It also includes a live tracking function and provides additional useful information related to the trip. The smartphone connects to the PMP and gives access to maps and directions to fuel stations and help points. With all these features, the riding experience is taken to another level in terms of enjoyment and control over the scooter’s condition and status.
The Piaggio 1 Active scooter is priced at $4,799 in the US market and €3,499 in the European market. It is available in three colors: Sunshine Mix, Forever White and Black Night.
The Piaggio 1 Active scooter is an attractive, practical and fun electric scooter that offers excellent features, performance and range for urban riders. It combines the original style, quality and engineering of Piaggio with electric mobility and innovation. It is ideal for those who want to enjoy an eco-friendly ride without compromising on speed, comfort or convenience.