SocraticGadfly: Hybrid scooter on the way!

November 19, 2008

Hybrid scooter on the way!

And almost 150 mpg

Italian maker Piaggio may even beat Toyota and GM to the punch with the first off-theshelf plug in hybrid in its cool-looking, quick-driving MP3 three-wheeled scooter, pictured above.

The basics?
•125cc gas engine plus electric;
• Plug-in cord built in;
• 0-60 mph in 5 secs;
• Like some cars with different “settings” for performance vs. economy, three hybrid settings;
• Just 40 percent of carbon emissions of a Prius;
• Last but not least, 141 miles per gallon.

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