In the beating heart of the city, amidst the frenetic comings and goings of passers-by and the clamor of the streets, emerges yet another rival of that unique design masterpiece which is Corradino D'Ascanio's Vespa. His name is lampago: an electric trike that combines vintage elegance with the promise of modernity. However, like every novelty that peeps out, Lampago also brings with it lights and shadows.
Lampago: When the Past Meets the Future (and wins)
Ah, the timeless charm of the Vespa! Looking at these pictures of lampago, it seems to see around a sort of somewhat degenerate godson of the iconic Italian means of locomotion. Created by a talented Turkish trio (Yavuz Chinkaya, Osman Colcak e Selen Sarkya), Lampago promises to bring style and substance to city streets. Will he really be able to do it?
"First of all, it doesn't get boring," say its creators. Well actually. Its naive design and the wide variety of colors offered seem to prove them right. It's different from all other trikes i have seen so far. It is also highly customizable, both in the look of the bodywork and in the fabric. We did this with the Vespa by hand (what memories!).
Speed? Forget the Vespa. Why do you think I call him "Snail", in your opinion?
The name "Lampago" might conjure up images of lightning and speed (basically it means that in Spanish), but the reality is decidedly different. With a top speed of 45km/h, this contraption won't win any speed contests.
Some would say "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey". Sure: with the Vespa godson that journey will be safe and stable, especially when it comes to tight bends. Looking at it, it seems impossible to fall.
But the details are nice
Every detail of the Lampago has been designed to capture attention. From the Chesterfield leather upholstery to the vintage touches like the tail bag and spare wheel cover, every element adds something extra. Too bad that the engine is also a not negligible detail. If I call you moped, will you be offended?
With a 30Ah battery and a capacity of 1,8 kWh, the Lampago offers a power of only 60V. Its range varies between 40 and 72 km, depending on how you drive it. The Lampago sure looks like a fun and roomy vehicle (200kg load capacity): it's perfect for city trips. But if you live in the hills, you might curse him.