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  • Piaggio's MP3 HYBRID : 3 wheel hybride scooter

    Piaggio has introduced a hybrid version of its three-wheeled MP3 scooter.




    The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid uses a gasoline-fueled internal combustion engine and a lithium-ion battery-powered electric motor. The two power plants are mechanically and electronically linked in a parallel hybrid configuration. This allows the MP3 Hybrid to operate with both gasoline engine and electric motor working together or with just the motor allowing for a fully zero emission mode.


    The batteries can be recharged by plugging the MP3 Hybrid to a regular electric socket. Piaggio says a full charge takes up to three hours while a two hour charge time will provide 85%. The batteries are also charged by the combustion engine when it is running. The MP3 Hybrid also uses regenerative braking to charge the batteries.

    A ride-by-wire electronic power control system controls acceleration and the onboard electronic Vehicle Management System determines how much power to draw from the engine and the motor, depending on operating conditions. The electric motor is also used to provide brisk acceleration, such as when moving from a standing start, providing, according to Piaggio, up to an 85% boost in performance.

    The MP3 Hybrid runs in four modes, all selectable by the Hy Tech button located on the right handlebar: hybrid power, hybrid charge, full electric and reverse.


    The hybrid power mode uses both the engine and the motor to power the rear wheel. According to Piaggio, the MP3 Hybrid has a fuel efficiency of 141 mpg under this combined power mode.

    In hybrid charge mode, the 124cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single-overhead cam four-valve engine is the primary power plant, powering the MP3 Hybrid while also charging its batteries.




    The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid uses the same tilting quadrilateral suspension as the regular model.The full electric mode turns off the engine, powering the MP3 Hybrid with just electric power.

    The reverse mode also uses the electric motor and allows the MP3 Hybrid to move backwards.

    Beyond the hybrid technology, the scooter offers the same features as the regular MP3. The two front wheels tilt using Piaggios quadrilateral front suspension system. The hybrid version also uses the electronic front suspension lock to allow the rider to stop without needing to put his or her feet on the ground.

    The instrument panel has been updated to include a battery charge indicator and an indicator that lights when the vehicle is plugged in and recharging. The MP3 Hybrid also receives a new horn, useful when running in the silent electric mode.

    The batteries are located in a compartment under the saddle, but there is still enough room to store a helmet and other objects in the rear-opening compartment.



    The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid will be available in Europe in August. The U.S. model is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2010.
    Last edited by John; 24-01-2010, 16:51.

  • #2
    So how will the performance be on this hybrid mp3?
    I never like hybrib myself.

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    • #3
      Oorspronkelijk geplaatst door Danny Bekijk bericht
      I never like hybrib myself.
      Dis-like due the 'unknown' ??

      Oorspronkelijk geplaatst door Danny Bekijk bericht
      So how will the performance be on this hybrid mp3?

      Well the MP3 Hybrid has a 'Euro 3' 124cc combustion engine and a 2.6 kW, 15Nm synchronous brushless permanent magnet traction motor

      Both engine's are mechanically and electronically linked and simultaneously supply powered to the rear wheel. The hybrid powertrain offers combined power of 11 kW (15 hp), with combined torque of 16 Nm (12 lb-ft).

      The integrated electronic management system (VMS, Vehicle Management System) which, on the basis of a number of parameters (such as battery charge, for example), splits the power delivery between the power plants. When decelerating and braking, the management system recovers energy and accumulates it in the battery.

      -Under startup and acceleration, the electric motor can supplements the gasoline unit to provide up to an 85% boost in performance

      The electric motor also offers the Piaggio MP3 Hybrid an ultra-quiet reverse mode, which is handy for parking and for manoeuvring out of tight spaces.
      Last edited by John; 27-01-2010, 18:58.

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      • #4
        I dont know, i think it will ride pretty nice.
        And i do believe its not that slow, but the idea of riding something that also uses electricity to drive... like ur driving an rc car

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        • #5
          This is exceptionally pleasant and tolerable post...you shook posting it....thanks a ton for posting it....!!
          Johni

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