GM to Unveil 2-Seater, 2-Wheeled Urban Electric Prototype in New York

GM to Unveil 2-Seater, 2-Wheeled Urban Electric Prototype in New York – Worldcarfans

The way GM and Segway explain it, partners in this project, it’s a two-seater, two-wheel electric vehicle that moves people around an urban space “quickly, safely, quietly and cleanly.” As if there’s something wrong with noisy, polluting over-sized cars.

They call it Project P.U.M.A., which stands for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, and the vehicle has a range of 35 miles (56 km), can carry two or more passengers, depending on future seat configurations, and moves at a top speed of 35 mph (56 km/h). The Project P.U.M.A. will debut at the New York auto show tomorrow; definitely a perfect locale to showcase a vehicle made for dense urban environments.

There’s something called Dynamic Stabilization on the PUMA because, you know, the thing has to run on only two wheels, and a Smart Battery management system for the lithium-ion power pack. Yes, the technology is there but what’s the horsepower rating on this thing?

Design students all around the world have been forever making concept vehicles in their schools which look exactly like this with 2 wheels and travel in urban area. It seems that GM has finally listened and realized the potential of those concepts and decided to have a go themselves. Well, it’s a start.

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  1. […] GM to Unveil 2-Seater, 2-Wheeled Urban Electric Prototype in New York GM to Unveil 2-Seater, 2-Wheeled Urban Electric Prototype in New York – Worldcarfans […]

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