Sunday, November 11, 2007

High MPG Automobile/Motorcycle Hybrids Emerging

Recently some motorcycle manufacturers started to build some interesting new automobile/motorcycle hybrids that could become a new thing on your city streets. Many of these vehicles offer as high as 70mpg, and some feature motorcyclelike controls for the driver. The interesting new model appeared on the USA Wholesale Scooters website and is priced under $7,000. Other models including one with a removable canvas top are priced under $5,000, and even have a motorcyclelike look from the rear and are three wheeled designs.

With engines ranging from 50cc-200cc, these automobile/motorcycle hybrids not only offer new solutions to the energy crisis, but face some interesting licensing difficulties as they are likely to be considered a motorcycle under the law, and therefore to vehicle licensing along those lines. Government at both the federal and state level needs to respond to this new technology and allow for easy licensing of these new high mileage vehicles to help ease the energy crisis.

1 Comments:

At 2:12 PM, Blogger flwareiii said...

I stumbled upon this blog while researching motorcycle mpg and was impressed to see a "progressive" advocating a reduction in government regulation.

"Government at both the federal and state level needs to respond to this new technology and allow for easy licensing of these new high mileage vehicles to help ease the energy crisis."

Be careful, with statements like that about subjects like this, we might end up with some middle ground that actually lets us get something done.

 

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