Vmoto introduced at EICMA 2023 the APD Concept, a new model created in partnership with Centro Stile Pininfarina. This innovative vehicle focuses on urban electric mobility and marks the brand’s debut at the Milan event.
APD Concept is the anticipation of a new scooter model that Vmoto will introduce in its range in the near future, thus opening up to a sector that it had not presided over until now, namely that of maxi scooters. To do this, Vmoto has once again decided to rely on the prestigious signature of the Centro Stile di Pininfarina, whose pencils have over the years sketched masterpieces that have entered the history of design and continue to shape the future by designing iconic objects.
Thanks to Pininfarina’s unique know-how in the field of aerodynamic studies and the hours spent developing the model in the Pininfarina wind tunnel, a final design has been achieved that Vmoto likes to call ‘Sculpted By The Wind’. We thus find a complex interweaving of surfaces, which give the volumes a three-dimensionality that is also highligted by the use of different finishes for painting the surfaces. The bright colours, which focus on a brilliant blue bring to mind some of Pininfarina’s most famous creations of the past.
Aerodynamics is also recalled by two elements that define the styling of the APD Concept. In fact, the scooter has a strong horizontal development, underlined by the LED light accents, which ends in a truncated tail reminiscent of the automotive Kammbacks – an expedient both aerodynamic and aesthetic that Pininfarina has used in the past on some of its most famous designs, confirming Pininfarina’s unique ability to combine style and aerodynamics.
Form and function, in APD Concept, constantly find a meeting point. For the same reason, Pininfarina has developed a specific bag that is placed on the tunnel that rises from the rider’s footrest: a refined, elegant accessory, with a modern design that links up with that of the scooter thanks to the use of the same materials used by the Pininfarina Saddlery to cover the seat of the APD Concept, but at the same time increases the level of practicality and usability of the vehicle in everyday commuting.