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GM and Segway unveil Project PUMA, the urban scooter | Rabih Dagher
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GM and Segway unveil Project PUMA, the urban scooter

Even though bankruptcy for GM (General Motors) is inevitable, its R&D department teamed up with Segway (the company behind the two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle) to roll out an electric two-wheel, two-seat prototype vehicle in New York on Tuesday. Built for use in congested urban environments, Project P.U.M.A. (for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), as the vehicle is called, combines several technologies demonstrated by GM and Segway. Such technologies include dynamic stabilization, electric propulsion, smart battery management, advanced sensing, and many more.

The vehicle is built to carry two seated passengers at speeds of up to 56 km/h. Its 3-hour electric charge would cost about 0.45$, and it can travel over 50 km on a single charge. Energy consumption is estimated to be roughly equivalent to 200 MPG. Pricing wasn’t announced, but Larry Burns, GM’s VP of R&D and strategic planning, said in a statement that it would cost “one-fourth to one-third the cost of what you pay to own and operate today’s automobile”. GM said it hopes to have the vehicle in production by 2012.

You can visit its official page at the Segway PUMA website.
More details about this in the video below by Pat Foran from CTV:

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Posted: April 8th, 2009 under News, Technology.
Tags: Automobile, GM, Project PUMA, Scooter, Segway

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