GM's Electric Scooter

What’s next? An electric unicycle? General Motors and Segway announced in New York today that they will pair up to develop an electric two-wheel car for urban driving. The car, called Project PUMA (stands for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) has two wheels side by side. It turns by stopping one wheel and spinning the other rather than actually turning the wheels. GM R&D Vice President Larry Burns says the car should be able to go 35 miles on a charge and top out at 35 miles per hour. A production version of the car would also be fully enclosed, unlike the prototype pictured above.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.