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December 23, 2008updated Jul 29, 2015

Hotel Fouquet’s Barriére Offers Greener Transport

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York – The Italians have the Vespa and the French have the Solex. Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière, doing its part for the environment (with style!) is providing a new mode of transportation to its guests with the introduction of the E-Solex, which runs on an electrical engine and produces no noise or pollution. Now, guests can have fun exploring the streets of Paris in a chic and environmentally friendly way.

The first Solex mopeds appeared in France in the 1950s and were an immediate success. The 21st-century E-Solex, designed by Pininfarina, reaches a maximum speed of 22 mph and has a removable, rechargeable battery. The new E-Solex still has the original foldable pedals and, for those who have been living like a gourmand in Paris and wish to burn off a few calories, it can turn into a simple bicycle at any time.

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