Piaggio , an enormous motorcycle conglomerate which includes brands like Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa, is known to be innovative. Just look at their MP3 three wheel scooter. Many manufacturers are now copying the innovative designs from the Italian company. They even have a Piaggio MP3 Hybrid Scooter.
Now Piaggio have released a prototype, more a design/concept of an electric scooters that looks like a winner. Called PAM (Personal Advanced Mobility), the electric scooter is partially enclosed (like the doomed BMW C1 ), photovoltaic solar panels, a Heads Up Display, a GPS and even airbags.
In other words, a very advanced scoot, but with only one seat (again, like the BMW C1). The Piaggio PAM has three wheels, like the MP3, but unlike the MP3, the double wheels are in the back, so it's more like a trike. But the scooter is narrow enough to split lanes.
The Piaggio PAM is not a viable project, but knowing Piaggio, they like being in the forefront of technology and style, so I would not be surprised to see a concept next year at the Italian motorcycle exhibition, Eicma.
The PAM would work very well as a commuter vehicles, electric and no need for a big range.
Click here to see many more photos and drawings of the Piaggo PAM
Via: Yanko Design