This Is Why We Have Pickup Trucks: Watch A Piaggio Ape 50 Fail To Climb A Hill


And fail spectacularly at that.

It's true that big, full sized American-style pickup trucks would be fairly impractical in a lot of European cities, thanks to the narrowness of roads built before the invention of the automobile. Smaller vehicles are generally more practical, but sometimes one of these will want to haul something that is just a bit too heavy for the smaller engines in these vehicles to handle. Such a small vehicle is the Piaggio Ape 50, which is seen here completely overloaded with wood.

The Italian guys laughing at him get a bit obnoxious (and loud), and you can turn the sound off without missing anything. It's good to see that the driver had a sense of humor about it.

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