It's no secret that Piaggio Co. has been working on some new revolutionary stuff. Heck, the MP3 is pretty revolutionary in terms of motorcycling practicality and their 850cc V-twin motor for the Gilera marques is the first of its type in a scooter. Piaggio is always ahead of the curve. That said, it should come as no suprise that the fabled HyS motor is actually being tested for production!
The HyS is a HYBRID motor system, not much unlike whats found in the Toyota Prius or Ford Escape Hybrid. It's meant to use less fuel and of course shrink a scooter's already small carbon footprint. It seems that, although miniscule in comparison to cars, some towns still ban scooter use due to emissions. The HyS is a solution to that problem and a step in the right direction towards helping solve the big issue: global warming and pollution.
There have already been a few different prototypes throughout the year as Piaggio has been working on this for a while, but the latest news sounds as if the big blue company has finally figured it out. You can check out the press release and learn more here!