Segways are for dorks. There, I said it. The GM and Segway P.U.M.A is for dorks with more money than the other dorks and less self-awareness. The oddly self-balancing ‘Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project‘ (P.U.M.A. – actually, shouldn’t it be PUMAP?) can reach a whizzy top speed of 35 mile per hour so get out the way fool, there’s a Facebook accountant coming through.
Powered by a lithium battery that can last up to 35 miles with a single charge, the GM and Segway P.U.M.A also comes with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication meaning that you should be able to avoid bumping into other P.U.M.A’s with ease.
The price for this piece of uber-geekiness? Less than 25% of the cost of a normal car. Cheap but not as cheap as the Tata Nano
and arguably not as good looking either. Release date of the GM and Segway P.U.M.A is yet to be announced (or even if it will go into full production).