Experience three-wheel scooters!

April 7, 2008 5:01:17 PM PDT
Leigh Glaser takes a look at a new three-wheel scooter that can go on the highway, squeeze into parking spaces and is fuel efficient

With gas prices through the roof, there's a solution that will save gas and ultimately mone, and it's a great way to get around the town.

The Piaggio MP3 is the first three-wheel scooter that is highway ready and saves on fuel. Click here to find a dealer.

Piaggio MP3 retail information:

MP3 250
MP3 400
MP3 500

Links:

Urban Moto Magazine
Bay Area Maxi Riders
Vespa San Francisco

Scooter facts:

  • Over a million scooters on U.S. roads today
  • Average 70 mpg
  • Low emissions (72 percent less than the average passenger car)
  • Compact size (1/2 the driving space and 1/7 the parking space of a car)
  • Currently, the United States consumes more than 25% of the world's total supply of oil. If Americans were to switch just 10% of their total mileage to scooters, they would save roughly $42 million on gas and consume 14 million gallons less fuel per day (based on $3/gal average).
  • Switching just 10% of their total mileage to scooters could also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 324 million pounds per day.
  • Scooters take up less space than passenger vehicles -- seven scooters can fit in one parking space.


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