Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Here Comes the PUMA: Electric Two-seater from Segway and GM

by Jessica Jensen

Just when you thought GM was a washed up brontosaurus, they come out with a pretty cool announcement. GM and Segway are teaming up to develop an electric two-seater called the PUMA. This small vehicle is for urban use– with a top speed of 35 miles per hour. And they say it can go for about 35 miles on a single charge.

The producers are comparing the vehicle to “an iPod on wheels” due to its revolutionary nature. (Wishful thinking?) The snappy little car comes complete with Internet connectivity and an electronic brain to drive by itself. They claim it can even find its own parking spot!

They plan to roll the PUMA out in 2010 but they have not yet announced a price.

Read more about the PUMA in this Marketwatch article and the Segway website.