I took delivery five days ago of a new 45mph Elettrica. i've put about 130 miles on it. It is fantastic.
There is something magical cruising around town with the silence of the electric motor. It is so peaceful, so quiet. And yet everything in the area is easily accessible.
I can understand hard core enthusiasts criticizing it because its acceleration is more muted than other brands (which have more aggressive power curves programmed in their software). But it accelerates fine. I can understand a few people genuinely need more range. But I have yet to discharge it below 60% (and that took a two-hour exploration of several neighborhoods around town just to have an excuse to ride it). It could easily do 4 commutes a week for my girlfriend without needing charging. But charging is ridiculously easy. Plug it in, and in the morning, you have a full "tank." No need to go to the gas station, no need to pull out a credit card and pump.
I was surprised by the weight. 270 pounds, I believe, when you include the batteries. I was surprised by how beautiful it is. The paint color, the yellow trim, the subtle sparse use of red.
The app and electric dash feel like they were designed by someone who really didn't understand how apps work and what users expect. But who cares? This thing is a joy to ride. And a joy to look at.
I got it up to 43mph today, on a flat section of road. Up steep hills, it has no problem staying in the 20s. City traffic is just fine with the Elettrica.
As you can tell, I'm enamored. It is my first scooter; it won't be my last. It is so fun. And so practical. And so pretty. And the Zen of driving around without noise is so amazing.
I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.