Piaggio 1 Active 2023 electric scooter owner review

Piaggio 1 Active 2023 electric scooter owner review

Neil rides a Piaggio 1 Active electric scooter.

This is Neil’s first electric scooter, he’s owned the Piaggio 1 Active from new and drives under 5,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the scooter is between 0-500 miles and he achieves 30 miles from a full charge.


Why did you buy the Piaggio 1 Active?

I chose the 1 Active as it’s a fully electric Piaggio. I’ve loved Italian scooters for years and when the opportunity presented itself to buy a toy I don’t really need, I jumped at the chance!


The 1 Active is a smart looking, well-equipped scoot and it even has Bluetooth connectivity and a reverse gear!! That feature is surprisingly useful when putting the scooter away after a ride.


The ride is firm but forgiving and the acceleration is not exactly stunning but it gets you away from the lights at a good pace. The top speed is shown as 37 but I’ve had it up to 45 downhill!! Way quicker than the Citroen Ami!


Charging is easy with the supplied, fan-assisted charger. You simply take the battery out of the scooter and plug it in at home. A full charge from empty takes about 6 hours and gives you 30 miles. That is consistent as you charge indoors and there’s less influence from temperature change.


This cool scooter cost me £2,350 on the road from Global Moto in Watford. Great fun!


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric scooter

  • Great value at £2,350 OTR
  • good fun and looks cool
  • very low running costs.


Piaggio 1 Active 2023 electric scooter owner review


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric scooter

Considering everything, I can’t think of any negatives.


Compared to when you first bought the scooter, does your battery still charge at the same rate & do you still get the same range?

Yes, but it’s early days.


Have you experienced any faults with the scooter? If so, what have they been?

Needed a software reboot initially but since then, no issues.


What are the standout technological features of the scooter?

  • Reverse gear
  • digital instrumentation
  • bluetooth connectivity.


Piaggio 1 Active 2023 electric scooter owner review


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric scooter

I think that would have to be going backwards on a motorcycle!


What’s the biggest or funniest myth you’ve heard about EVs?

My masculinity is somehow reduced due to driving an EV.


Home charging unit?

Piaggio-supplied home charger.


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