From: Chuck Squatriglia, Wired
Published April 8, 2009 09:35 AM

G.M. and Segway Build an EV

General Motors and the people who make the world's coolest scooter have developed a two-wheeled, two-seat electric car that's essentially a big honkin' Segway, which makes us wonder how long it'll be before Woz is playing polo with one.

GM and Segway pulled the sheet off the unusual, albeit innovative, EV on Tuesday morning at the New York Auto Show, proclaiming the car of the future may have two wheels, not four. The beleaguered automaker says the concept vehicle, dubbed Project PUMA - for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility - is just the thing for navigating congested cities with ease.

"Project PUMA represents a unique solution to moving about and interacting in cities, where more than half of the world's people live," Larry Burns, company VP of research and development and strategic planning, said in a statement.

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Perhaps the only thing wilder than the styling is the idea the cars would communicate with each other wirelessly to regulate speed, reduce congestion and prevent accidents.

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