Do You Have A Vespa?

I’m seriously considering getting a scooter, as since my move to America, the lack of a car where I live is a serious handicap.

Working from home, I don’t need a vehicle that often and when I do I don’t go far, just to run some errands. With the weather in San Diego being fantastic I don’t have to worry too much about the rain, so a scooter may be the way to go.

Vespa USA recently launched their new website, showing how their scooters get over 70mpg and speeds range from 39mph to 76mph. Iif Americans switched just 10% of their total mileage to scooters they could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 324 million pounds per day? The new site also includes a fuel average calculator that gives a quick snapshot of just how fuel economy can improve if drivers park the SUV or car occasionally and opt for two wheels instead. To be fair it has to be parked quite a bit to cover the cost of the scooter, but there are obvious environmental benefits. Now, if only they had an electric version….


2 thoughts on “Do You Have A Vespa?

  1. Hey Joel,

    A Vespa – or an ebike – sounds like it could be a good solution.

    Just be careful out there on the roads. An SUV driver texting, talking on the cell phone, drinking coffee and fiddling with his GPS could do some serious damage. No airbags on a Vespa 😦

    But if you drive defensively and use mostly surface streets, a Vespa or some other scooter could be a good relatively eco-friendly option for most of your transport needs.

    – Aaron Dalton,


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