BPG debuts transforming Uno III electric scooter
Benjamin Gulak, head of BPG Motors, is attempting to change the face of eco-friendly transportation with the introduction of the Uno III. With its sleek and impressive design, the Uno III – a transforming electric personal mobility vehicle – aims to show that green transportation can indeed be “cool.” BPG Motors describes the Uno III like this:
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.
Inspired by the overcrowded streets of China, Gulak set out to design the Uno III as a compact transportation device with the ability to carve through congested traffic with ease. The collapsible Uno can effectively fit in an elevator, boasts a top speed of approximately 35 miles per hour and has a range of 30 miles. This adaptable vehicle can morph from its upright Segway-ish mode to its motorcycle-like horizontal position on the fly. BPG hopes to launch the Uno III in early 2012, at least on a limited basis. At this time, BPG Motors has not announced pricing nor has it revealed detailed specs for the Uno III.