While Italy’s sports car makers continue to push performance boundaries, it’s easy to overlook the small triumphs coming out of the country’s long-established scooter manufacturers. Piaggio’s new MP3 hybrid is top of the pile for technological innovation.

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The MP3 has already tickled our fancy - the twin front wheels make the scooter exceptionally stable, turn parking into a breeze and help you stand out from the crowd. Three years after the original was introduced, the company has slipped in an electric motor to extend the range, slash the emissions and turn this quirky vehicle into an unbeatable urban runaround.