Wednesday, January 26, 2011
GM Meets Segway: The EN-V
"General Motors brought several of its EN-V 'electric networked vehicles' to CES. Built on Segway platforms, they're intended for efficient use in crowded urban centers... It may be cute, with cuddly Chinese names that translate to Pride, Magic and Laugh, but it's a very serious attempt by GM to deal with urban congestion, pollution and resource use... It should be able to travel up to 25 miles at 25 mph on a single charge. Christopher Borroni-Bird, its inventor, says that's plenty to cover the needs of most people in dense cities, who he said research shows rarely drive more than that each day."
CES: Automated two-wheeler aims to be the car of the future
M. Alex Johnson