A few months back, I had the amazing opportunity to go to Italy and drive in the Mille Miglia. Jaguar sponsored my trip, and as a result I was able to be co-driver in a ‘54 Jaguar C-Type, and drive a brand-new F-Type R Coupé at high speeds on the autostradas. Because I’m severely wrong in the head, though, I think I…
Italy is a magical place, full of Italians and Piaggio Apes. And if you have no idea what a Piaggio Ape is, that is terrible. Because it's a delightful little three-wheeled pickup, and when fully loaded every sad little attempt to get up a hill is the silliest goddamn thing I've seen all morning. Until it flips.
The Piaggio Ape makes an excellent mini-work vehicle for the small Italian streets. But just because it's a scooter with three wheels doesn't mean you can also take it for a few two-wheel thrills.
You would think a two-minute short film starring octopuses in love and in which the fastest vehicle is a Piaggio Ape cannot possibly be filled with fast-paced action. But you would be wrong.
With a pickup bed able to fold up into a vertical storage bin, Adam Schacter's CarGo concept is a Piaggio Ape for the 21st century. Like its ultra-stylish Italian predecessor, the battery-powered single-seater's designed for frequent deliveries in dense cities.