Pronounced: Ah-Peh

It's no secret that I love off-beat, funky vehicles and the Piaggio APE (Bee in Italian) is no exception. Of course, they never have been and never will be imported to the U.S., so my dream of owning one will likely never come true. For now, I'll just have to content myself with this post over at World Famous Design Junkies, containing some fine examples of this classic go-getter. For more APE fun, you can also visit the Flickr group, Planet of the Apes.


  1. Not sure if Argo is still selling them but they were the Bajaj distributor for the US, including the 3 wheelers:

    And there's always the Zap! electric trucks:

  2. Another similar vehicle is the bakbrommer or box moped.