Piaggio MP3 Hybrid: world’s first plug-in hybrid scooter gets 141mpg RideApart

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Piaggio MP3 Hybrid: world’s plug-in hybrid scooter 141mpg

When the Piaggio MP3 goes on sale next it will become not only the plug-in hybrid scooter to production, but also one of the most vehicles ever made. It its incredibly frugal consumption — up to — thanks to a parallel hybrid similar to that used by the Prius.

Combining a 125cc engine with an electric the leaning three-wheeler is capable of on either power source or with the two combined for increased But, that’s only of the story; the MP3 Hybrid could be the plug-in hybrid vehicle — or car — to enter mass production in the world. Click through for information, or click the image for the gallery .

With a normal parallel the only energy sources are and

kinetic energy harvested by braking; both are used to

recharge the batteries, which power an electric motor

supplements the gas engine under and runs the vehicle by

itself at low It’s a clever system can really reduce fuel

especially at low speeds and in stop-start The

Plug the MP3 Hybrid into a wall outlet and you can fully

its battery pack in just hours. That energy can be

used to make the scooter more efficient in hybrid or enable

it to run on its batteries alone, a silent, zero emissions

(it can operate in electric-only mode recharging its

batteries from the as well).

In fact, the MP3 Hybrid can in any one of four modes: the

aforementioned or three hybrid modes to maximize

performance, minimize fuel or recharge the batteries

quickly. The could come in handy if you you’re about to

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enter one of the new vehicles only zones now up

in some Europeans cities. In performance mode the batteries can

several manufacturers have plug-in hybrid prototype

and bikes before (the HYmotion3 is of particular note), have yet entered mass If Piaggio can

get the MP3 Hybrid into show some time in 2009. be the

Other than achieving impressive fuel economy, the MP3

looks and works just the non-hybrid version. The only

is to underseat storage — that’s the batteries go –

which still large enough to fit one full-face The

The MP3 hybrid will retain a inherent green credentials

Scooters (motorcycles too) slow other vehicles — they

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