This app-powered Cezeta brings new meaning to the term ‘mobile’

The iconic Czechoslovakian Cezeta scooter from the 1950s and ’60s has been reborn by a company in the Czech Republic, featuring the same distinct monocoque body, but using an electric motor rather than a conventional internal combustion engine…

Trend setter?

The new Cezeta 506 has lost none of the style or charm of the original 501 and 502 models, but it’s come an awful long way in terms of the technology beneath that funky ‘torpedo’ exterior. It’s got a three-phase brushless motor in the rear hub, powered by a powerful Lithium-Ion battery of a similar type to those used in Tesla’s innovative cars. The result is an alleged range of 150 miles and an impressive top speed of 90-110kph, though these figures will change depending on which power settings the rider has chosen, controlled via a mobile app. The original Cezeta scooters proved so popular thanks to their affordability and their distinct style – they were radically different to those cult classic Italian Vespas and Lambrettas, predominantly because of the fuel tank mounted above the front wheel. Could we see bearded hipsters zipping around European cities on this new model before long? 

Photos: Cezeta

You can find more information about the new Cezeta 506 here