By Jorge Sanchez Coloma on Apr 08, 2009
For me it's a fantastic idea create a new car generation, it's a great idea and a great innovation than GM (important : in profit lost, helped by US Goverment) in partnership with Segway create this new generation.
Losses, companies,etc it's not my interest. But if Goverment helps it should be on this kind of things not to kill ourself in the future.
The new car called PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) . According to "El Pais", in its article, GM has planned to develop comercial offerings of it in 2012. It works with ión-litio batery in combination with an energy intelligent system, two balance wheels, and low power level needs. It runs around 55km/h (36 miles/h). It's 56km autonomus. And it has a GPS device to avoid traffic jam.
The topic into : Boston Herald "...Segway and GM are looking for partners - cities or universities - to test the PUMA on designated bike lanes." Can Spanish cities or universities accept? airports? why not !!!....It's a joke now the insurance will be the trick!
The project into : Project P.U.M.A.
I hope this battery is near zero charge time one. And i hope also if it cuts cost 3-4 times we'll pay 3-4 times less.
Great for it !!! Moreover It's really cool !!! Is it a bike? is it a wheel chair? but it's out traffic ! If bikes runs on sidewalks&roads and motorbikes on roads, is it's going to be on?...... my point of view it should be on roads due it works with an engine, it's too fast and thick for a sidewalk. It should be the new generation of car and motorbike with eco efficiency engine.
I'll do !! for instance it should be by law in companies to pay eco car for employees.