Piaggio MP3 Hybrid Scooter Debuts — Motorcycle USA

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Piaggio MP3 Hybrid Scooter

The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid combines the of IC and electric efficiency to achieve of 140 mpg.

European manufacturer has officially introduced its MP3 Hybrid The gas/electric hybrid concept debuted in 2007, when it was the HyS and proposed to be fitted on a of Piaggio scooter models, the MP3 as well as more conventional designs. Now a production reality, the MP3 will hit the European streets a conventional 125cc internal engine mated to a brushless motor.

The MP3 Hybrid is slated to the Atlantic as a 2010 US model.

Scooter Power

The MP3 Hybrid features what Piaggio a “parallel” hybrid drive: a 57 x 4-… single-cylinder internal engine and brushless electric The IC engine delivers power via with the electric motor backed directly onto the drive hub. The MP3’s management system syncopates the of both power sources for efficiency.

The new Piaggio scooter uses a 4-… and a brushless electric located in the rear wheel

The hybrid drive takes of IC and electric power’s natural The electric motor delivers torque (11 lb-ft claimed), for boosting acceleration (by up to 85%). The IC provides extended range, cruising performance and while charges the Lithium-ion batteries the electric system.

The MP3 Hybrid engine management recovers energy normally during deceleration and braking, it in the batteries.

Plug-In Scooter

The MP3 features four riding — two hybrid and two electric-only being a reverse) — by the rider via a “Hy Tech” button on the handlebar. The two hybrid modes are Charge and Hybrid Power the former ensuring the battery is charged while the latter is for maximum riding performance.

for a 2010 US debut, the MP3 Hybrid is yet to an MSRP affixed but potential will benefit from a 10% tax credit for purchasing a plug-in

Selecting full electric shuts down the IC engine transforming the MP3 Hybrid into a ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle). And a ZEV too, with the Lithium-Ion fully rechargeable in about hours (Piaggio claims 85% is achieved within two hours).

Although Piaggio PR doesn’t its electric-mode range, the HyS prototype 12 miles. If this holds, short-distance commuters could use the purely as a plug-in electric

Green Efficiency

The Hybrid’s nets incredible claims of 140 With its 3.17 gallon that’s a range of nearly 450 between fill ups. in 65% hybrid mode and 35% electric Piaggio reckons a 50% reduction of consumption and CO2 emissions over IC scooters of comparable size. the MP3 in electric-only mode further its green credentials.

On top of its environmental benefit, the electricity per mile are much cheaper gasoline.

The MP3 Hybrid features a charge gauge (above) by an underseat wall plug-in.


The hybrid powerplant is housed in the three-wheeled MP3 chassis — an innovative design. The initial HyS appeared to have very left-side clearance, due to the extra of the electric motor located in the drive. On the Hybrid it appears the includes a protective arm that scrape well before the hub area.

Speaking of a centerstand, the doesn’t always need one to as it carries over the MP3 range’s suspension lock system, the front wheels and allowing the to balance on its three tires

Traditional underseat storage houses the lithium battery and a recharge plug. The Hybrid however, maintain storage for at a half-helmet in a trunk-like rear Other quirks not found on the MP3 is the instrument console, where a side speedometer shares with a right-side gauge battery charge on top and fuel on bottom.

MP3 Hybrid US Bound

this year, Piaggio CEO Paolo Timoni announced the MP3 would be available in the US by the first of 2010. MP3 sales could by the 10% federal tax credit incentive for vehicles passed in the 2009 stimulus package. Plug-in are also available in numerous including California.

No official MSRP for the future US is named, though some places the figure around the mark. It is available in Pearl

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