• Jul 9, 2009
Peugeot HYmotion 3 - Click above for high-res image gallery

According to a report on French site ConsoGlobe, Peugeot is slated to put its HYmotion 3 leaning three-wheeler into production before the end of 2010. Thanks to its twin electric motors (one for each wheel up front) and diminutive 125cc single-cylinder four-stroke powerplant, the hybrid scooter is expected to score an impressive 117 mpg U.S. (141 mpg Imperial, or 2 liters per 100 kilometers) with carbon emissions of just 47 g/km.

Intriguingly, the HYmotion 3 should closely follow the Piaggio MP3 Hybrid to market. While both machines use a similar leaning three-wheeled design, the Italian machine differs in that only the rear wheel is powered by both the electric motor and gas-powered engine. Plus, the Peugeot features a partially enclosed design for superior weather protection. So far, we have no indication that the HYmotion 3 will make it Stateside or what it may cost in Europe.

[Source: ConsoGlobe via Bikes in the Fast Lane]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      what will be its price in india?
      • 5 Years Ago
      impressive drive train combo, makes me wish I needed a scooter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It will be an excellent vehicle for Indian road. When it will be launched in India?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Will it be launched in India?
      • 5 Years Ago
      this will be an excellent vehicle for Indian road ,traffic condition . What would be its price in India?
      • 5 Years Ago
      It needs some way to protect against the rain. then i'd consider getting one. looks like an awesome alternative to a motorcycle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. It's a good personal transportation solution. I'd drive one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ... at 117 mpg, who cares that it has no plug.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks good. I was thinking of chopping in my CBF500 (53 MPG) for a 125 of some sort but this looks far more practical. I like the sound of 141 MPG :-)

      I bet it will be an absurd price at launch though :-(
      • 5 Years Ago
      good looking design, and looks like it would be fun to drive