Would you pick up a date in one of these? Could you even get a date if you owned one of these?
G.M. Conjures Up a People-Moving Pod
General Motors may be so short of cash that bankruptcy is among its dwindling options, but the company is still in the business of creating dreams.
The P.U.M.A., which will be displayed at the New York International Auto Show (which opens to the public on Friday), is an electric vehicle powered by lithium-ion batteries. James D. Norrod, the president and chief executive of Segway, says it has a 35-mile range and 35 m.p.h. top speed. A three-hour charge costs, not surprisingly, 35 cents. It is, in essence, a neighborhood electric vehicle, or N.E.V., whose limited speed keeps it off highways (and, in most states, off roads with speed limits over 35). (excerpt) read more at wheels.blogs.nytimes.com