Piaggio Hybrid Scooters — First Look

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Remember when the gas tank on your bike four dollars? That probably never happen (unless you have a one-gallon but last year Piaggio it was testing some prototype scooters. Since then, technicians have gone a few farther, honing the power and related electronic-management systems and them in their super-stable MP3

This 250cc prototype, the MP3 HyS (for “Hybrid Scooter”), is the hybrid they’ve tested so the previous prototypes were on the tiny Vespa LX50 and Piaggio X8 125.

The production MP3 HyS will use the same hybrid powerplants as the smaller X8 but its structure and surefooted chassis better handle the extra and weight of the large battery and other ancillaries. At this the battery pack still heavy lead-acid cells, but is hard at work with in the battery industry to obtain and cost-effective lithium-ion batteries. should have 40 percent mass and weight.

The rest of the project is almost and has been tested to the point Piaggio confirmed to me that will put their MP3 125 HyS into by the end of 2008.

They also let me the three different hybrid they’ve developed so far. Of the most interesting were the Vespa LX50 HyS and the MP3 HyS. comes from the standard engine teamed to a 2-hp motor, which is tidily in the hub of the rear wheel so that the CVT transmission can remain in place.

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The two power sources work in and the pilot can select the operation best suited to his needs by rotating a rheostat in the dashboard. In two-motor mode, performance can reach up to 85 percent, primarily on when the electric unit gobs of extra torque.

So, the Vespa LX50 HyS performs its conventionally powered LX125 while delivering up to 142 mpg and producing 40 grams of CO² per kilometer. On battery alone it can go 12 miles at 15 mph, the true benefit of the electric is to boost performance and mileage, not as the sole powerplant. The extra from the lead batteries—placed in the underseat compartment—does take its in terms of agility and steering but the throttle response is incredible for a four-….

When the MP3 HyS goes into the test mule’s “thirsty” internal-combustion motor will be with a 125, which in the two-wheeled X8 HyS accelerates like a 250 returning tremendous fuel and 12 miles of electric-only propulsion at 25 The system is surprisingly pleasant and and offers a clean, quiet and transportation option to city If the HyS uses the 3.2-gallon tank the MP3 does, you’ll still pay than $4 to fill ’er up, but you’ll do it

a lot less often then

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