Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GM-Segway "Puma" Released in New York

General Motors Corp. (GM) and Segway Inc. unveiled their new vehicle they christened PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility). GM Segway Puma is a two-wheeled vehicle that both companies have envisioned to replace cars in crowded city streets like New York. Segway chief executive Jim Norrod stated that they cannot hide their excitement over the GM-Segway PUMA as they are bound of "doing more with less". Just like Segway's electric scooters, GM-Segway PUMA has "less emissions, less dependability on foreign oil and less space."
GM Segway Puma
The GM-Segway Puma weighs just about 300 pounds and runs on a Lithium battery that can run 35 miles per charge. About speed, the GM-Segway PUMA can reach up to 35 mph. However, both GM and Segway have not yet released a price range of how much they would sell PUMA.
We, at the Third World country, can just ogle at the GM-Segway Puma right now. Don't they know that we have something like that in the Philippines? See for yourself:
GM Segway Puma Pinoy Style

1 comment:

  1. The latest Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (PUMA) transportation vehicle comes from General Motors and Segway. The two companies announced that they are working together to develop a two-wheeled, two-seat electric vehicle designed to be a fast, safe, inexpensive and clean alternative to traditional cars and trucks for cities across the world. The Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, or PUMA, project also would involve a vast communications network that would allow vehicles to interact with each other, regulate the flow of traffic and prevent crashes from happening. The 300-pound prototype runs on a lithium-ion battery and uses Segway’s characteristic two-wheel balancing technology, along with dual electric motors. It’s designed to reach speeds of up to 35 miles-per-hour and can run 35 miles on a single charge.


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