Go Go Gadget Tiny Car

Take two companies whose products often come out on the wrong end of a joke, slap them together, and here’s the result: The P.U.M.A., a sort of giant, two-person Segway that is designed for commuters, with a 35-mile range from its lithium-ion batteries. It has a top speed of 35 MPH, which is plenty for city cruising.

What it isn’t is good-looking, but bear in mind it’s a prototype, which explains the caution stripes and (presumably) the lack of any real weather proofing or other creature comforts…

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Both companies hope to have the Puma on the road by 2012. It’s cute and I’d love to play around with one, but I sort of don’t even care anymore. All these interesting runabouts get teased, then never actually appear-or if they do, they’re overpriced and impractical.


via Boing Boing Gadgets