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Piaggio MP3 300 Hybrid

Better With Batteries?

the 125cc MP3 Hybrid introduced year, the new 300ie incorporates a conventional four-… engine and an motor. In this case the displaces 278cc, and as before it can be on its own or in conjunction with the electric in Hybrid Power mode. The scooter can also run solely on power, as I rode it from our point near the Eiffel during the new model’s launch in France.

They say: A marvel.

With its throttle to the stop, the MP3 struggled to keep up traffic, and my colleagues were disappearing in the distance. So after a minutes I reluctantly gave up on electric power and pressed the Hy button on the bike’s right to bring the ICE engine to life. And like that, I was shooting at a dramatically faster rate of

Within moments I had sliced the Parisian traffic and caught up the rest of my party.

Piaggio the 300ie is its first hybrid intended for regular paying as the 125 was meant for corporate fleets or that need a vehicle for city trips. The new machine offers more performance, at when using the gasoline The liquid-cooled, sohc single-which is used by the new, non-hybrid MP3 a claimed 25 horsepower, well up on the claimed 15 ponies.

The 300ie Hybrid is said to a 12-mile range in fully mode. The batteries get charged the gas engine is running, however, so it into a wall outlet is necessary.

The 300ie Hybrid is said to a 12-mile range in fully mode. The batteries get

Piaggio MP3 300 Hybrid

What’s about the Hybrid 300ie is the electric aspect of its drivetrain is The electric motor produces 3.5 bhp, barely enough to push the MP3 to 20 mph. As Piaggio out, that’s fine it’s used in parks and areas of some cities electric vehicles are the only allowed.

But as I discovered when to ride the Hybrid in zero-emissions electric power alone is on public roads.

On crowded Parisian streets wasn’t room to get the MP3 near its top but on a wide avenue running with the Seine River it ran up to 50 mph, with quite a bit of to spare. I was hugely impressed the 300ie’s maneuverability, and grateful for the of that second front as I arced across a shiny cover. The scooter has quite a bit of potential, though one must that cornering clearance in turns is limited by the protruding motor.

But there’s no getting away the fact that the Hybrid has serious drawbacks. The first is when you lift the seat and that the conventional MP3’s space is crammed full of Then there’s the price: the Hybrid comes to the States winter, it will cost more than the conventional MP3 is itself quite expensive to other big scooters, and whose engine gives notably performance.

Will there be eco-conscious commuters to make it a In this economy, it’s not good.

Piaggio MP3 300 Hybrid
Piaggio MP3 300 Hybrid
Piaggio MP3 300 Hybrid
Piaggio MP3 300 Hybrid

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