Tuesday, April 7, 2009

2-Seater Segway

Today, General Motors announced they would be teaming with Segway to develop a 200-mpg, 2-seat, 2-wheel scooter.

This project is known as: Project PUMA, for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility. Both companies hope to have cities or college campuses to set up "Puma travel lanes", similar to bicycle lanes.

The Pumas will be operated manually and not intended to be used on the highway. They would travel about 35 miles per hour and go up to 35 miles on a charge. Although there is a prototype and plans, "It's not going on sale anytime" soon says Chris Borroni-Bird, director of the project for GM.

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