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The Uno 3 Electric Scooter is a Real-Life Transformer
Autobots, fall out! Okay, so the Uno 3 electric scooter is no Megatron or Bumblebee, but it actually does transform (and it’s real, which helps too). BPG Motors unveiled the green machine, which has the ability to turn from a unicycle into a full-on motorcycle, as a new breed of “personal mobility vehicle.” You might be wondering “When will I ever ride a unicycle?” But think about it… If you live in a crowded, urban area, you’d probably much rather make your way through the streets on compact, Segway-like vehicle than on a bulky motorbike, right?
The Uno 3 was, in fact, inspired by the congested streets of China, and its designers envisioned it as a way for people to traverse the crowds with ease. Taking into account the end user, who might need to ride the Uno 3 to work and then store it in his or her office, the vehicle is collapsible and can even fit into an elevator.
The Uno has a top speed of approximately 35 miles per hour and a range of 30 miles, which makes sense for city-dwellers. BPG plans to launch the Uno 3 as early as 2012 (perhaps on a limited basis). Benjamin Gulak, head of BPG Motors says about the shape-shifting green ride “The Uno is the worlds first real transformer. At low speeds, the Uno is similar to a unicycle, for high-speed travel, the Uno transforms into a full motorcycle. This transitioning design allows the Uno to be compact and nimble for weaving through traffic, bringing indoors and parking, while at the same time, having all the benefits of a conventional motorcycle at high-speed.”
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