Eco friendly, quiet, clean and powerful - a rebirth of a global icon. Our classic scooter electric motor conversion gives twist and go powerful acceleration combined with economic operation and anti-theft protection.
In conjunction with industry leading scooter engineers, we have developed cutting edge technology that allows a wide range of classic scooters to be run on electric power. During the build we remove the old petrol engine, electrics and cabling, and install a DC brushless electric motor, sinusoidal motor controller and a high power 18650 Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack.
Once you have one of these kits fitted to your bike, you are exempt from any Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) or other pollution related charges that may be thrown at you as you are truly zero emission. You are also exempt from UK road tax.
We offer this electric conversion if you have a classic scooter or as an option to customers looking to buy a restored scooter from us.
A limited batch of DIY electric conversion kits are now available. Full installation instructions are supplied which you can do yourself (medium skill level required) or get your local Vespa garage to do it
Electric conversion kit price (excluding batteries) - £2,495
(Includes motor, electrical control system, swing arm, wiring loom, LED headlight and controller).
Removable Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack & charger - £950 each
(Scooters can fit up-to 3 batteries giving range from 30-90 miles).
Plug-in mains recharger - £125
(Fast charging from standard mains voltage socket).
Fitting of the kit to your scooter at our East London garage - £500
(Costs exclude delivery or import taxes outside of the EU).
All classic Vespa & Lambretta scooters can be fitted with our electric motor technology.
The models below represent our most popular conversions.
Small frame scooters such as the Vespa Primavera make ideal electric scooter conversions. They are light and nimble , one battery with a 1 or 1.5kw motor for better range is the perfect set up.
Once converted, large frame Vespas have the power roughly equivalent to a modern 125cc engine. These models can hold a larger number of batteries (up to 3) which can extend the range (or the speed).
Wide frame variants can be converted giving roughly equivalent power to a modern 125cc engine. You can purchase between 1 and 3 batteries giving 30 - 90 miles per charge.
Lambretta Li series 1 to series 3 and GP models can be converted to battery power. These can be fitted with up to three batteries giving a long range and a top speed of around 55 miles per hour.
All Project:E electric powered scooters are exempt from UK road tax and emissions charges making it perfect for travelling in major cities such as London where the ULEZ means many scooterists are being forced off the road. They travel about 5 miles for approximately 1 pence. Simply pull out the battery when you get home, take it inside and plug it into any socket to recharge.
We offer a variety of battery options, each has been made specifically to suit a range of needs. Converted vintage scooters can hold from one to three battery packs depending on the model.
With a top speed of 55mph on the 3kw, 30mph on the 1.5kw model and smooth yet rapid acceleration, our Project:E fitted bikes are stunning to ride.
We painstakingly designed and built this unique kit from scratch, choosing only suppliers that met the high quality and reliability we demand. The conversion adapts the scooter throughout and includes modified electrics (like the LED headlight).
Here are a few more reasons why an electric scooter or electric moped makes so much sense these days.
As there is no petrol engine in this vintage electric scooter, they are zero emissions which helps you to do your part for the environment and reduce your carbon footprint and exempt you from any ultra low emission zones.
There is no choke, no 2 stroke oil and no petrol station stops with a Project:E bike. Oh, and there is also no need for any gear changing either. The handling and manoeuvrability are also improved with the conversion.
At about 6kg, the batteries are easily removed for charging at home or at work. Spare batteries can also be purchased.
With no moving engine parts, there is very little to go wrong in an electric motorcycle – making oil changes and expensive mechanical bills a thing of the past. Apart from brake shoes (or pads), cables and tyres, the wear is minimal.
All Project:E scooters are road legal, and are similar to a normal 50cc or a 125cc. You can just twist the throttle and on you go, without the excessive noise and smell of petrol to worry about. Most are ridable after undertaking a CBT or car license but this depends on the date your license was issued.
To see or test ride a Project:E converted Vespa please visit our showroom in North East London or get in touch. In the gallery you can see a selection of Vespa's and a Lambretta that we have recently converted to electric power.
All Retrospective Classic and Project:E scooters come with a full 12 month warranty, covering parts and labour.