Move over, mopeds: here's a novel way to get around this season. The eGO, a cross between a Vespa scooter and a banana-seat bicycle, was made for cruising towns where traffic is tight and parking nonexistent. Quiet and exhaust-free, the eGO can travel up to 25 miles on two batteries, which recharge in as little as 90 minutes. A rear basket has enough room for toting a picnic hamperor all your photo gear for leaf-peeping season. The bikes, $1,399, can also be rented at nine U.S. locations, from Newport, Rhode Island, to San Francisco. Finally, a speedy vehicle that's eco-friendly, too. eGO Vehicles, 800/979-4346;; rentals from $25 per day.
—Bonnie Tsui