What kind of crackpot executive believes a two-wheeled, all-electric vehicle is going to save GM?
I’ve seen Chrysler’s Smart ForTwo on the freeway when I visited L.A. Those things are so small, they look scary. I could accidentally run one of those over changing lanes — and I drive a mid-sized compact car! But hey, at least Chrysler was smart enough to give ’em four wheels and an engine that doesn’t require a charge every 30 minutes.
But this? It’s not a car. It’s an anti-social Segway. Now, to give GM some credit – they say they plan to market these in Asia. Perhaps it could catch on there. After all, Japanese businessmen don’t mind sleeping inside a tube. Either way, as a taxpayer-turned-stockholder in General Motors, these schemes just aren’t funny anymore.