Recession always brings out the worst in inventors it seems. Remember the Sinclair C5, the best joke of the early 1980s recession? We were told petrol prices would go through the roof, the government would tax drivers off the roads and we were all going to be hard up forever and would not be able to afford any personal transport except these ridiculous little battery assisted tricycles. Yeah right. The Sinclair C5 was created by an ubernerd, developed and marketed at enormous cost and sold a dozens or so eager but terminally sad buyers.
Get ready for an even bigger laugh. General Motors, in a bid to recover from the embarrassment of near bankruptcy and not selling very many gas guzzling Hummers, Cadillacs and Chevolets in these hard up times after they had built such a lot have teamed up with Segway to launch the recession beating PUMA
Who are Segway?
If you have ever seen one of those Segway scooters that politicians cant stand up on you might get an idea of what is coming. The GM Puma is not the sporty coupe you might imagine but a hard top version of the segway scooter, a sort of mobility aid for disabled people with a weird sense of humour and suicidal tendencies.
See a video of the P.U.M.A in action at hotair.com. Would a clinically sane person be seen dead in one of these?
The machines are being marketed as the cool personal transport for the new world order. Well we would surely be surprised to see Jeremy Clarkson driving one but who actually would? Old ladies who walk with Zimmer frames, metrosexual men who have taken a vow of chastity? The Obama’s looking for a photo-opportunity?
Clive Sinclair, we recall, thought his crackpot invention would be acclaimed as cool. His mistake was trying to sell them to a generation that had grown up with Vespas and Minis.
The current generation might be about to discover how cool a second hand Ford Ka or VW beetle can be when compared to the green alternative.
Our car of the year – the Toyota Schadenfreude It turns out their much hyped Prius, the car of choice for the kind of B list celebrity who likes to talk publicly of how green they are but when they have to go anywhere hire a chauffeur driven limo, as well as not being very reliable is not very green. Scroll down to read how the green credentials of the Toyota Prius fall short of the target…
V2G: Technology You Cant Believe In.
. This week we have news of a new electric car technology that actually earns money for its owner … The best electric cars have a range of about 100 miles at best, considerably less if driven around town or in commuting conditions. That …
Amid much ballyhoo from tame environmentalists paid by Megacorp Inc. carmakers BMW have unveiled their electric mini. The regular mini, a good car though …
Electric Cars Cheap At Half The Price
from ianrthorpe 170 days old
A new electric car, the Tesla, that appears to offer the breakthrough technology to provide clean, practical personal transport we have been waiting …
Electric cars may not be very sexy but a conventional petrol driven Volvo is. A Norwegian Volvo Driver was fined recently for having sex while driving on the motorway The story is reported by The Anorak.
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