Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

2010 Piaggio MP3 Hybrid Photo Gallery

See photos of the new Piaggio MP3 Hybrid in the Piaggio MP3 Hybrid gallery. Check out the full details in our Piaggio MP3 Hybrid Scooter First Look.

Slideshow
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid.jpg
The IC engine delivers power via CVT, with the electric motor piggy backed directly onto the rear drive hub.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid3.jpg
The MP3 Hybrid scooter features what Piaggio calls a “parallel” hybrid drive: a 57 x 48.6mm 4-stroke single-cylinder internal combustion engine and brushless electric motor.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid4.jpg
The MP3’s engine management system syncopates the interaction of both power sources for optimal efficiency.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid5.jpg
The hybrid drive takes advantage of IC and electric power’s natural strengths.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid6.jpg
Lithium-ion batteries provide the juice to power the Hybrid's electric motor.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid7.jpg
The new Hybrid utilizes the same leaning three-wheeled chassis already in use for the MP3 line.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid8.jpg
Selecting full electric mode shuts down the IC engine entirely, transforming the MP3 Hybrid into a quiet ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle).
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid9.jpg
Although Piaggio PR doesn’t specify its electric-mode range, the HyS prototype touted 12 miles. If this holds, some short-distance commuters could use the Hybrid purely as a plug-in electric scooter.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid10.jpg
The Hybrid’s efficiency nets incredible claims of 140 mpg.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid11.jpg
Ridden in 65% hybrid mode and 35% electric mode, Piaggio reckons a 50% reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions over standard IC scooters of comparable size
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid12.jpg
With its 3.17 gallon tank, the Hybrid has a range of nearly 450 miles between fill ups.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid13.jpg
The battery pack takes up the space normally reserved for underseat storage.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid15.jpg
The MP3 Hybrid features four riding modes - two hybrid and two electric-only (one being a reverse) - selected by the rider via a “Hy Tech” button on the right handlebar.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid16.jpg
Piaggio MP3 Hybrid instrument console.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid18.jpg
Storage for half helmet and more is in the rear trunk-like compartment.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid21.jpg
A left side speedometer shares space with a right-side gauge showing battery charge on top and fuel level on bottom.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid19.jpg
Earlier this year, Piaggio America’s CEO Paolo Timoni announced the hybrid MP3 would be available in the US by the first quarter of 2010.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid23.jpg
The hybrid powerplant is housed in the leaning, three-wheeled MP3 chassis - itself an innovative design.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid24.jpg
No official MSRP for the future US model is named, though some speculation places the figure around the $10K mark. It is available in Pearl White.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid22.jpg
Smile, its a Piaggio MP3 Hybrid.
Piaggio-MP3-Hybrid26.jpg
Wind powered scooters are a possibility depending on how your electricity is made.
Piaggi_MP3_300ie.jpg
Piaggio Hybrid 300ie
Piaggio_MP3_Hybrid_300ie.jpg
Piaggio Hybrid 300ie lifestyle shot
MP3-300ie.jpg
Piaggio ups the ante in the hybrid scooter game with the introduction of its MP3 Hybrid 300ie.