Lambretta E-Scooter: Italian scooter manufacturer Lambretta ,Lambretta) has showcased an electric scooter concept called the Elettra at the EICMA 2023 in Milan, Italy. The Elettra concept looks like a modern interpretation of the classic Lambretta. It has a hexagonal LED headlamp with turn indicators neatly integrated into the handlebar. Note that it also has pop-out brake levers.
Elytra concept will give a mileage of 110
The Elytra concept is powered by an 11 kW electric motor and a 4.6 kW battery pack. Lambretta claims that the Elytra can reach a top speed of 110 km/h and offers a range of 127 km in Eco mode. The Elytra Concept rides on 12-inch wheels with a trailing link front suspension and a linked mono-shock at the rear. It features disc brakes at both ends.
The history of the Lambretta Indian scooter begins in the 1950s
The history of the Lambretta Indian scooter begins in the 1950s, when India had recently gained independence. At that time, people were looking for a cheap and affordable personal vehicle. The scooter was an ideal vehicle to meet this need. Italian company Innocenti started manufacturing Lambretta scooters in 1947. This scooter soon became popular for its modern design and strong engine. By the late 1950s, Lambretta scooters had become a successful brand around the world.
Assembly of Lambretta started in India in 1957
In India, Automobile Products of India (API) started assembling Lambretta scooters in 1957. The company first started selling 48 cc scooters. At the same time, API acquired the license of Li150 Series 2, which continued to be sold under the name Lambretta till 1976. Later its name became Lambi due to legal reasons.
Lambretta scooter becomes popular in India
Lambretta scooters quickly became a popular choice in India. It was an ideal vehicle for people living in urban areas. The Lambretta scooter was also often featured in Bollywood films, which further increased its popularity.
Production of Lambretta scooters was discontinued in India in the late 1980s.
In the 1970s, Japanese motorcycles started taking over the scooter market in India. The Lambretta scooter faced tough competition and its sales started declining. By the late 1980s, production of Lambretta scooters was discontinued in India. However, the Lambretta scooter is still an iconic vehicle in India. For many, this scooter is an icon that represents freedom, modernity and style.
Lambretta announced to return to India in 2023
In 2023, Lambretta announced its comeback in India. These new scooters have modern design and technology. The company believes that these scooters can become popular once again in India.