Everything About This Piaggio Ape Is Adorable And Hilarious And Sad

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. » 2/05/15 10:35am 2/05/15 10:35am

Skating the Piaggio Ape with a wheel to spare

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. » 3/31/11 1:00pm 3/31/11 1:00pm

Oktapodi: The Loveliest Movie Car Chase

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. » 10/12/09 11:00am 10/12/09 11:00am

CarGo: Configurable Urban Delivery Vehicle Concept

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. » 6/11/09 9:30am 6/11/09 9:30am

Piaggio Ape = Tweety Bird

Some of you have remarked that Piaggio’s Vespa-based minitruck bears a remarkable similarity to the Looney Tunes character. Reader Juan Diaz nails the proof with Photoshop. » 6/02/09 3:00pm 6/02/09 3:00pm

The Piaggio Ape: Buzzing About in Europe’s Cutest Truck

Trucks are big things with big V8 engines, spewing diesel smoke, correct? Not quite. Trucks are things for hauling other, smaller things—and when the hauling is on the narrow streets of Italy, nothing beats the pint-size Piaggio Ape. » 5/22/09 2:30pm 5/22/09 2:30pm