The Elettrica is and feels very light from the moment I took off its stand. The response to even a minor twist of the throttle grip is prompt, solid, but absolutely easy to control. No sudden surge, yet the acceleration at the lights is more than adequate to stay clear of the traffic, very reassuring. The Elettrica quickly reaches the 32-mph mark (50 kph) and stabilizes; the traffic pack might even pass you on a boulevard, but at that stage let it happen, no safety problem. The top speed mopeds are allowed to reach is 32 mph, and the Vespa Elettrica sticks to the rules. In real life, it turns out to be extremely functional and practical, so very easy and safe, and even fun, if you want.