The Aprilia eSR1 foldable kickscooter is the first-ever Aprilia EV

The Aprilia eSR1 trademark discovered a few weeks ago was not for an electric scooter but an electric kickscooter. The Aprilia eSR1 electric kickscooter debuted online on 21 December and it will go on sale internationally on 20 January 2021.

The Aprilia eSR1, the first Aprilia electric two-wheeler, is foldable and packs a removable battery for charging at any place of convenience. The last mile urban electric mobility vehicle has racing graphics and a rugged deck to appeal to young customers. It features front and rear LED lights and a 3.5-inch LCD instrument cluster as well.

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The Aprilia eSR1 measures 1,085 mm in length, 473 mm in width and 1,150 mm in height. Its height can be reduced to 490 mm by folding the stem. Its kerb weight is 15.5 kg and its gross weight is 19.4 kg. Its wheels have a diameter of 10 inches and are wrapped in tubeless tyres. The maximum load this e-kickscooter can handle is 100 kg. Stopping power comes from an electric (regenerative) brake at the front and a disc brake at the rear.

Aprilia has built the eSR1 on a magnesium alloy frame. The company has fitted it with a 36 V, 7.8 Ah or a 0.281 kWh battery pack, which has a protection rating of IPX4. A 0.35 kW brushless motor powers the foldable electric kickscooter using the energy stored inside this removable battery pack. The rider can select from three ride modes – Eco, D and S, and the top speed achievable in these modes are 6 km/h, 20 km/h and 25 km/h respectively.

Riding the Aprilia eSR1 at 15 km/h on an average, a range of 30 km can be achieved. Its battery pack can be charged with a direct current (DC) charger at a capacity of up to 2.1 kW. It takes about 6 hours to fully charge the battery pack.

In Italy, the Aprilia eSR1 costs EUR 659 or approximately INR 59,000. MT Distribution will handle its manufacturing and marketing under a licensing agreement with Piaggio Group. It is already available for preview at Piaggio Group’s Motoplex stores in Italy and at a few dealer showrooms.

EVW’s Take: Piaggio Group may have low-cost Vespa and Aprilia electric scooters in the pipeline, but the launch depends on the robustness of the local supply chain and the evolution of demand for high-speed electric scooters. We don’t expect the company to release the Aprilia eSR1 in our market.