GM and Segway Unveils PUMA— Green Urban Commuter of the Future

April 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

Green technology is not just great for the planet, but most often its the ultra-cool and futuristic solutions make for a great and stylish alternative for everyone. And General Motors in partnership with Segway try to do so. They’ve just unveiled PUMA.

gm and segway puma 1 GM and Segway Unveils PUMA— Green Urban Commuter of the Future

PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) is a prototype for an urban two-wheeled electric scooter that is covered with an enclosed compartment which offers safety and protection from the sun and the rain.

The vehicle is not just going to be a sleek and ergonomic commuting option for urban users of tomorrow, but it will also be a pollution-free option with an in-built, electrically charged battery that gives it a mileage of 35 miles on a single charge and ensures that it cruises at a top speed of around 35 mph.

gm and segway puma 2 GM and Segway Unveils PUMA— Green Urban Commuter of the Future

Apart from the fact that the PUMA is an extended, protected and powered-up form of Segway, it is a two-seater that makes it a lot more viable. With its price tag being projected as one-fourth of a normal commercial vehicles, it sure saves some green stuff; money and the environment. [via WSJ]