Scooter sales are up

SANDUSKY Looking for a way to alleviate pain at the pump but can't afford a hybrid? I
susanmcmillan
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Looking for a way to alleviate pain at the pump but can't afford a hybrid?

If you're willing to go without a roof, windshield and carrying capacity, look into buying a scooter, local dealers say. Some models can reach 100 miles per gallon.

Gas prices may be down in recent weeks, but the $4-a-gallon threshold reached this year pushed scooter sales through the roof. During the first six months of 2008, sales were up 66 percent over last year, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council.