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Behold: the Vespa Elettrica – an electric scooter first announced over two years ago and now finally taking advance orders for delivery later this year. The 4kW engine outperforms the traditional 50cc petrol predecessor and the initial 100km range will double with the addition of a more powerful Elettrica X variant.

Yours for around €6,400.

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Behold: the SolarImpact Electric Yacht – a 25m twin-hulled cruiser powered by two 500kW engines fed entirely by roof mounted solar panels and a battery array.

Capable of 22 knots with AI guidance systems that allow the vessel to be controlled by a single person. Possibly you.

Price on application but if you’re asking, you’re not buying.

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Behold: the Volvo 360c concept – an all-electric, fully self-driving vehicle with an interior that can be configured as an office, living area or sleeping pod for passengers of the future, sharing the road with other autonomous vehicles on journeys of up to 320km.

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Behold: the all electric, all adorable Zagato Zele.

Debuted at Geneva the year before the 1973 Oil Crisis, it was coincidentally both of and ahead of its time.

Yours for between €5,500 and €11,000.

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Behold: the MicroLino – a super compact electric vehicle inspired by the BMW Isetta, Heinkel Kabine and other ‘bubble-cars’ of the 1950s and 60s.

2.4m long with an adorable maximum speed of 56mph and a max 202km range, the Microlina is smaller than a smart car, cuter than a bug’s ear and fully approved for use on European roads.

Available to buy next year (initially in Switzerland and Germany only) for around €12,000.

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Behold the Dendrobium D-1 – a rakish electric hypercar with a proprietary motor and battery delivering an astounding 1800bhp.

The D-1 will be unveiled to the public at next month’s Salon Privé, price TBA.

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Behold: the Ethec Electric Motorcycle – designed by 12 engineering students from ETH Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts with a 15kWh battery, front and rear hub motors and a sophisticated air and oil cooling system that combine to provide 67bhp and a 400km range.

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Behold the all electric EMotion sedan by Danish born US based automotive designer Henrik Fisker who also designed the BMW Z8 and several Aston Martins.

The car debuted at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show claiming an impressive 260km/h top speed, a 650km range and a state of the art battery cooling system that allows a charging time of 9 minutes per 200km.

Available late 2019 for around €104,000,

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A concept electric vehicle by Chinese e-car startup Byton that launched this week at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Along with a 400km range and a blisteringly fast 80% charge time of 30 minutes, the company claims that its cabin-spanning,1.25m wraparound touchscreen facia will also make it to production.

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The zero emissions Elettrica scooter from Vespa – 100km range, 4-6 hour charge time and, best of all, smartphone integration via Vespa’s Multimedia Platform app to save you fiddling with your iPhone X as you glide down Via Del Corso.

There’ll also be an Elletrica X with a petrol-driven generator that doubles the range.

Talking orders from Spring 2018.

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