Piaggio HyS Hybrid Scooter First Look — Motorcycle USA

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Piaggio HyS Hybrid Scooter Look

With eco-friendly concepts on the rise, Piaggio may everyone to the production punch its HyS gas/electric hybrid scooters.

As the muppet sage Kermit the once said, It ain’t being green.

But that stopped motorcycle manufacturers experimenting with environmentally-friendly vehicles. At the recent Tokyo Show, Japanese manufacturers had gas/electric hybrids, and even designs powered by fuel-cell on display. European manufacturer has a gas/electric hybrid of its own in the HyS scooter.

those prototype vehicles at the Show, however, the Piaggio HyS is to be slated for 2008 production.

The HyS system will be fitted to scooter designs, the Vespa LX, X8 and the innovative three-wheeled MP3. released information on the HyS this but we’re guessing the hybrid and future production plans take center stage for the at the upcoming Milan Bike this November 5-11.

Piaggio describes the HyS as a parallel incorporating the advantages of an internal engine and electric motor. The engine operates like the four-… powerplant in a conventional with the electric motor as a supplemental power source.

The HyS system incorporates a regular scooter engine, mated to an motor attached to the rear hub on the swingarm.

Piaggio explains the of electric powerplants when it although they are not particularly on the open road, they maximum torque from without any lag and without clutch and As such the HyS taps into its power when quick is needed, including from a stop and low-speed urban situations — making it a application for scooters. Piaggio the surge of electric power about 85% extra performance coupled with the gas engine.

The electric portion of the HyS equation while cruising at speed regular gas-engine power. The also gather power braking and deceleration — which is lost on conventional gas Electronics and a drive-by-wire system the engine/motor dynamic, making for efficiency.

This is evident in the incredible fuel economy, Piaggio claims is 60 kilos per — translating in our non-metricized craniums as 141 mpg.

The Piaggio HyS hybrid system is here on the three-wheeled MP3, the design has also been on the Piaggio X8 and Vespa LX.

Kind of a Prius look like a with a leaky gas tank!

control just how hybrid the HyS runs, with a switch shuffles between three modes and an all-electric option. The options control the gas/electric ratio, while the HyS can operate in mode for up to 12 miles (20 km). Not the range, but sufficient for short

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The electric batteries are rechargeable a 220V outlet, with claiming a three-hour charge So, in theory, if you live next to a Mile Island reactor you tell everyone you’re into the office on a nuclear-powered

From the exterior, the HyS designs almost identical to their siblings. The electric motor is to the rear wheel hub on the swingarm. The battery presence is stowed in under-seat storage. While the of storage nullifies one of the advantages of a Piaggio promises the MP3 and X8 still enough stowaway room for a (although it doesn’t specify helmet).

The smaller 50cc LX will come with a top for helmet storage.

The electric transmitted to the rear wheel is when quick acceleration is Riders can also switch the HyS to an setting.

The new scooters may not be for everyone, but this is not quarter-mile times or horsepower on a dyno. The HyS is about motorcycles and as practical, green transportation Touting the environmental benefits of travel, Piaggio’s subsidiary Vespa, claims that if were to utilize one of the latest Vespa motor scooters for 10% of everyday travel, we could national fuel consumption by 14 gallons of gas a day, and decrease dioxide emissions by 324 million lbs a

Just imagine if short-range commuters embraced the 140-mpg of hybrid scooters. The impact be sizable to say the least.

Stay tuned for more on the HyS and other new two-wheeled designs the Milan Bike Show November 5th.

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