Piaggio’s Plug-In Hybrid Scooter Coming to America

Italian scooter builder Piaggio is bringing a plug-in hybrid version of its Piaggio MP3 three-wheeled scooter to the U.S. by 2010. The model is burlier than a traditional two-wheeled scooter, thanks to the stability of two closely spaced front wheels, but otherwise it fits the profile of scooter commuter fun.

The New York Times Wheels blog gave the PHEV MP3’s specs:

  • 125-cc gasoline engine
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • 140 mpg estimate
  • $10,000 or so
  • available Q1 2010

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