General Motors and Seqway have teamed up to bring us a proto-type of a two wheeled vehicle that is part Segway and part two seat-er car. The all electric vehicle is said to go 35 miles between charges and cost only 35 cents to charge fully. The vehicle was demonstrated on the Today show this morning [April 7, 2009] and looks very interesting. Top speed is 35 m.p.h. which is surprising.
On the NBC site it also states that:
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.
The companies did not release a projected cost for the vehicle, but said ideally its total operating cost — including purchase price, insurance, maintenance and fuel — would total between one-fourth and one-third of that of the average traditional vehicle.
No pricing has been released as of yet. The vehicle also has a code name of Puma as of this article. Maybe GM can reinvent itself after all.
But would buy one? Let us know what you think.