Wall Street Journal: Born to be … Fuel Efficient

You know drivers are feeling the pinch of pricey gas when big guys, even pickup-driving contractors, start trading four wheels for two. But it is happening more often as gasoline drifts toward — and, in some places, beyond — $4 a gallon. Sales of motor scooters, which are like a cross between a small motorcycle and a lightweight moped, have soared this year.

Chris Casal, a Brooklyn, N.Y., elementary-school teacher, used to drive to work but rising fuel and parking costs made the trip “kind of ridiculous,” he says.

So last year he bought a Vespa GTS scooter that uses about $7 of fuel every two weeks instead of the $30 his Honda Civic consumed.

Read the entire story.

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~ by scooterleathers on December 17, 2008.

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