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Eco Geek Chic: Hybrid Scooter

While sales of hybrid vehicles continue to rise there are some places where even hybrid vehicles can feel excessive and over sized. Luckily, Piaggio has announced a HyS, which is a “parallel” hybrid scooter in which a combustion engine and an electric motor are mechanically and electronically linked and simultaneously supply power to the wheel.

In this linked gas/electric engine, the gasoline engine behaves like a normal catalysed four-stroke engine with excellent performance and distance range on the one hand and low emissions and fuel consumption on the other. Due to its "parallel" status, the hybrid scooter will be allowed into the restricted traffic zones in most cities and is still perfect for travel out of town.

Piaggio HyS will look like the well known Vespa LX, Piaggio X8 or MP3 models and will feature a battery charge indicator on the dashboard. The battery can be recharged from an electricity source by inserting a normal cable into the plug provided for this purpose. Charging time is about three hours. If that isn't geek chic, I don't know what is.


Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
I love scooters and hybrid or not, I want it!
rockgirl10 rockgirl10 10 years
Wow sounds like fun.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
I like that! Very "I can kick a$$" looking,lol.
Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 10 years
Love it, looks a lot more stable and is eco-friendly to boot!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
pretty great! motorcycles already use less materials than cars so this is a big bonus.
audreystar audreystar 10 years
wow that is bitchin!!
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 10 years
love the two wheels in the front, i want to be stable while helping out.
discocactus discocactus 10 years
That thing looks bigger than a motorcycle. It strikes me as what David Hasselhoff would drive in scooter version of Nightrider.
angeldevilwings angeldevilwings 10 years
I may not be able to ride this because I don't even know how to ride a bike but ANYTHING ECO FRIENDLY IS AWESOME.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I've been seeing a bunch of things like that around lately...but nobody in body clinging leather on them yet!
shafiii shafiii 10 years
haha i love your comment cOrkie, your soo right too. i love this and its nice cause its not overly large.
Performita Performita 10 years
I want a PRIUS first :P
rubialala rubialala 10 years
haha c0rkie, you're right it's great!
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
saving the world while looking like a bad ass hottie. LOVE IT :D
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