Trends indicate that urbanization is growing, and with that comes increased congestion and more competition for parking. Cities around the world are actively looking for solutions to alleviate congestion and pollution, and solutions such as Project P.U.M.A., as well as the similarly themed Project i from BMW, are starting to gain more credibility.
The Project P.U.M.A. prototype vehicle integrates a lithium-ion battery, digital smart energy management, two-wheel balancing, dual electric wheel motors, and a dockable user interface that allows off-board connectivity.
Built to carry two or more passengers, it can travel at speeds of up to 35mph (56km/h), with a range up to 35miles (56km) between recharges.
The project is still in its early stages and GM hasn’t at any production dates just yet but with the way traffic levels in most major cities are heading, vehicles such as these will inevitably start to pop up around the world.