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Could Ducati and Piaggio merge?
Despite unconditional denials by Piaggio's owner, Immsi, rumors of a possible merger between Ducati and Piaggio are intensifying in Italy. Word is that leading global management consultancy McKinsey & Company has been contracted to evaluate potential merger candidates for the struggling Piaggio Group and that the now privately-controlled Ducati is being tipped as the best option. >In an official s...
10 March 2010
Oh noes! Piaggio web intern strikes again, V7 Clubman Racer just a concept
Oh cruel fate. We went over the moon during EICMA when we read the first line of the official press release for the Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer: "NEW MODEL 2010." Asking for pricing and delivery dates when I spoke with Piaggio today, all I got was an awkward silence followed by, "Uh, yeah, that's nowhere near market. Most those parts on there are the only ones made." So this is another mistake lik...
20 November 2009
Piaggio MP3 Hybrid: world's first plug-in lithium ion hybrid vehicle launched in Europe
Finally, a hybrid vehicle that makes economical and environmental sense. The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid has just been launched in Europe, becoming not only the first plug-in hybrid vehicle to enter mass-production, but also the first hybrid vehicle, of any kind mind you, to use lithium ion batteries. It's also the most fuel efficient, returning up to 141mpg in normal use. Let's take a look at why the MP3 ...
10 July 2009
141mpg Piaggio MP3 Hybrid will go on sale in USA Q1 2010
When it goes on sale during the first quarter of 2010, the Piaggio MP3 Hybrid will become the first plug-in hybrid vehicle of any kind to be sold in the United States. Capable of returning up to 141mpg, it will also be one of the most fuel-efficient. Combined with those two factors, the MP3's leaning three-wheel arrangement and low price, somewhere around $8 or $9,000, will make it a uniquely appe...
06 March 2009
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