Italian scooter-maker Piaggio has unveiled a plug-in hybrid three-wheeler it says will get up to 141 mpg and could be on the road as early as next year.
The MP3 Hybrid that Piaggio rolled out at the big international motorcycle expo in Milan, Italy, combines a 125-cc gasoline engine with an electric motor in an easy-to-ride three-wheeler that reportedly could do zero to 60 in around 5 seconds.
It looks eerily like the prototype Vectrix 3-wheeler. Except the Vectrix doesn't have the Italian model sitting on it.
But of course the Vectrix vehicles are all-electric. One nice aspect of the Piaggio is that it will allow the rider to switch from all-electric to hybrid mode to gas-only mode. Pretty cool stuff. No word on the price tag though.