Gallery: TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Peugeot’s HYmotion3


Peugeot is just one of the companies currently showcasing their latest and greatest at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. One of our favorites offerings from this year’s offerings is the Hymotion 3 concept vehicle, which facilitates urban mobility by bridging the gap between an electric scooter and a car. The lean small-framed vehicle has a maximum speed of 70mph and gets an incredible 118mpg.

The Hymotion 3 features three wheels – two in the front and one in the back. Its front wheels are each equipped with an electric motor, while the back wheel is powered by a diesel engine. As the vehicle is a hybrid, it can be driven in the city in electric mode (powered by Lithium-ion batteries), while its diesel engine allows it to keep up on the open highway.

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  1. Likhit Takale December 22, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I never heard about this site, but uts Cool

  2. frits December 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Peugeot’s HYmotion3…………………
    It’s now at the end of 2011!!!
    Where is the bike for sale?????

  3. antkm1 August 13, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I love the Piaggio MP3’s and would buy one, but seeing this with the roof. I always loved the C1 and was disappointed when they haulted production. I’ve see MP3’s in Paris a lot on my last trip and was determined to buy one as soon as i got the scratch…but seeing this, i may reconsider. But, Peugeot doesn’t sell in the US so maybe the overpriced Vespa/Piaggio will due.

    I live in Missouri, USA and Helmets are optional on scooters under 50 cc. But I have seen people without helmets on motorcycles too. Just stupid if you ask me not too.

  4. Dallas Ward October 11, 2008 at 11:39 am


    In most European countries, helmets are mandatory, even on motorcycles with roofs. Which is in large part why the BMW C1 scooter never sold very well.

    I had the good fortune of being on the press launch for the Piaggio MP3. The tilting 3 wheeler thing has a lot of promise. I also own one of the few Peugeot scooters in the US and am very impressed with their products.

  5. jos_smos October 8, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Why does the driver wear a helmet?

  6. Steve N. Lee October 8, 2008 at 2:44 am

    I can imagine these on city streets. Well, in warmer climbs, that is.

    Its size would help to cut down on congestion on our roads – always a problem – and it’s gas consumption is excellent. But then Peugoet do seem to produce excellent consumption – their diesel engine cars can get up to 60mpg. I know someone who has one and is ecstatic with the mileage when fuel prices are so high.

    This kind of super-mini car is a step in the right direction for personal transport. Why do people who invariably drive alone need a ‘whole’ car? They pay for resources they don’t use and then pay again for fuel to drag all those resources around everywhere they go. It really is dumb when you think about it.

    Steve N. Lee

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