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Green Before Mean

People are making the switch from powerful gas guzzlers to eco rides

Implications - Consumers are happily abandoning their gas guzzling trucks or testosterone-boosting monster motorcycles for more environmentally friendly vehicles. In the first half of 2008, scooter sales were already up by 65.7%, but with the gas prices escalating closer to 2009, the demand jumped further.
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Louis Vuitton Vespas
Louis Vuitton Vespas
One Has a Touch-Screen
Vespas are one of the hippest ways to get around these days, especially in Europe. Luxury brands are also as hot as ever. This gallery shows a few different Louis Vuitton scooters, some entirely covered… MORE
Amphibious Scooter
Amphibious Scooter
This amphibious scooter could be used on land like a normal scooter, and as a propeller for swimming thanks to its two hub motors. Super fun for the kids. The Skidscooter is designed by Yong Jieyu and… MORE
Green Commuter Makes a Statement
Green Commuter Makes a Statement
Thunderbolt Electric Scooter
The Thunderbolt Electric Scooter Concept by Henrik Björkman does not break new grounds when it comes to technological advances, but this sexy environment-friendly scooter has a loud and clear message… MORE
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorcycle
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorcycle
Honda Cub Motocycle
This new futuristic-looking motorcycle is Sam Jilbert’s Honda Cub Motocycle concept vehicle. It’s like a combination of 19th-century bicycle and a modern-day crotch rocket, not only appealing but eco-friendly… MORE
play_circle_filled Pimped Scooters
Pimped Scooters
Monster Segways Sports Giant Tires
If it has wheels or a computer chip, you can bet that there is some guy out there who is going to put neons lights on it, boost it's performance, or customize it in some way. Take this Segway owner (of… MORE
Pocket-Size Scooters
Pocket-Size Scooters
Patinette Butterfly
The search for minimalism in design has produced a strikingly diminutive prototype scooter that, when folded up, is barely bigger than a beer bottle. The concept was sanctioned by BMW and the Mini Cooper… MORE
RV Side Cars
RV Side Cars
Vespa with Mini Volkswagen
This Vespa scooter with a Volkswagen camper van sidecar is just so cute! I don't know if someone can ride in the side car although it seems that that might be its purpose but who knows. I think that what… MORE
Convertible Top Scooter
Convertible Top Scooter
Advia 250
Small scooters are huge in most parts of the world, so it only makes sense that one with a convertible top be introduced. The Advia 250 has a retractable roof and windshield with a wiper. Riders will still… MORE
Doing Good and Looking Good
Doing Good and Looking Good
Movito's Stylish Electric Scooter
Talk about making a style statement! Movito is an electric scooter that will have people pouncing on it, and not just because it's electric, but because it is so sexy. Two tone colors and beautiful lines… MORE
Folding Booty Scooters
Folding Booty Scooters
XO Move
The XO Move concept scooter looks cool and acts cool. When you're ready to park and disembark, the back folds forward to secure it from being wheeled away. It should easily be able to carry two people… MORE
Electric Dirt Bikes
Electric Dirt Bikes
Zero Motorcycles' Zero X
A company called Zero Motorcycles put out a very attractive bike they call the Zero X that makes no noise and runs on electricity supplied by a battery as opposed to gas and weighs only 140 lbs. "Zero… MORE