Piaggio to Sell Plug-In Hybrid Scooter

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Piaggio to Sell Plug-In Scooter

[04/28/2009] Piaggio, the scooter maker, is planning to a plug-in hybrid version of its MP3 scooter for the American market by

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Piaggio, the scooter maker, is planning to a plug-in hybrid version of its MP3 scooter for the American market by

According to Paolo Timoni, and chief executive of Piaggio Americas, the new MP3 plug-in hybrid have a 125cc engine and a battery pack, yielding like 250cc performance. The of the battery pack is yet to be determined, but Mr. said Piaggio is estimating 140 fuel efficiency, which is higher than the 70 to 80 m.p.g. from the company’s existing gas

The price for such efficiency? Mr. said the MP3 500, which is the scooter will be called it is released in Europe this will cost between and $10,000 when it arrives in the States, probably around the quarter of 2010.

“The came about because European areas are reserved for emission only,” said Mr. “So if you have one here you can drive in the New York suburbs in mixed then cruise on Fifth in electric only.”

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There are currently three Piaggio MP3 scooters in the American The technology and details of the MP3 500 are being under wraps for now.

motorcycle companies, including and Yamaha, have shown concepts in the past. Honda, showed a 50cc hybrid in 2004, reportedly considered a motorcycle using a version of the new powertrain.

According to Ben Nakamura, a Honda “Of course, we are developing many of motorcycles now, not only but also fuel cell and and so on.” Takeo Fukui, Motor Company’s president and executive, said in his year-end in December that Honda “is developing a battery-powered electric which emits no CO2 during

Kevin Andrews, a brand for Vespa and Piaggio, predicted more of the Piaggio hybrid will be sold in Europe of the sheer volume of motorcycle there. But the popularity of hybrid in the United States may mean hybrid cycles will a bigger share of the smaller here, he said.

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