Piaggio created the Vespa scooter in 1947 using excess airplane wheels from WWII along with other aeronautical technology. Today, Piaggio has delivered a three wheel scooter with great efficiency and style called the MP3.
With the ability to lean up to 40 degrees, a 125cc engine (and bigger), and an available hybrid plug-in model Piaggio is gearing up for green consumers looking for fun and efficient travel options. The MP3 uses regenerative braking technology, the battery can charge in 3 hours, yet the range on battery alone will be in the 10-15 mile range. Although many are skeptical about the 3 wheel design the bike is reportedly stable and safe at all speeds.
An electro-hydrolic locking suspension system means you can just hop off the bike and let it stand alone without the use of a kickstand. Another key feature is the closed loop Lambda sensor injection system and three way catalytic converter which greatly increases the fuel economy and carbon emissions of the MP3. Oh, and it also does 0-60 in around 5 seconds, not too shabby.