Segway's new PUMA takes on Sinclair C5
7th Apr 2009 | 16:30
New scootercar harks back to Sir Clive's finest
Sir Clive Sinclair was clearly way ahead of his time with the oft-criticised electric and pedal-powered Sinclair C5, if the new scootercar unveiled by Segway and General Motors this week is anything to go by.
The electric-powered two-seat PUMA from GM and Segway (which stands for personal urban mobility and accessibility) has a top speed of 35mph and can travel up to 35 miles on a full charge.
As for the design, it can only be described as looking like a cross between a micro electric car, a scooter and – well – a Segway!
Available in 2012
The first prototype was unveiled in New York this week, with GM looking to release PUMA's onto a largely unsuspecting public commercially in 2012.
Segway has sold over 2,000 transporters in the UK to date, at a cost of £4,795. Plus, unless you are a clumsy ex-President of the USA, they are virtually un-fall-off-able.
Engadget has the first video demo of this bizarre new vehicle prototype in action.