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Segway Personal Transporter

The Segway PT (personal transporters) are one really cool bit of Technology. They are a two wheel battery powered vehicle, because they are battery powered, the Segway transporters emit 0 CO2 emissions. You steer the transporter by leaning - forwards is faster, back is slower, left is left and right is right. The top speed of the Segway PT is 20km/h, which can be maintained for around an hour on one battery. Segway PT works on almost any terrain, due to their structure, and the way they are built.

The company Segway was founded in 1999 by Dean Kamen. In 2002, Segway sold its first three transporters - on Amazon.com - for the sum total of $364,800. Shortly after Popular Science Magazine awarded the Segway PT with a Best of What's New Award in the general technology category.
 

There are now many different types of Segway PT. In the table below there are some of the currently available Segway Transporters.

Model
Details
Image
i2
Designed for easy operation over normal terrain
Segway i2
x2 Adventure
Designed with size and muscle for off-road
Segway x2 Adventure
i2 Commuter
Designed for your daily commute
Segway i2 Commuter

Currently Segway Transporters cost a lot, but I think that soon everyone will have a Segway PT. I really want my own, and I bet loads of other people do too!

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date posted: 4th November 2009

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