• Sep 29th 2006 at 6:02PM
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From sister-blog Engadget comes word of an adorable new Suzuki that should have people rolling in the aisles. Not because it's funny looking, but because it will offer mobility to those who need the aid only a wheelchair can provide. And guess what? It's one of the greenest vehicles on the planet too. Ditching the old-school lead-acid batteries of its forefathers, the new Suzuki MIO uses a so-right-now fuel cell-powered motor. Well, it doesn't forego batteries altogether, using a "large capacity Li-ion secondary battery." Range should be around 25 miles per 4 liter methanol fill-up.

And check out the other slick features on this broken-hip whip. The MIO uses armrests that double as safety barriers, ergonomic handlebars, a ventilated mesh seating surface, and an LCD panel that displays fuel level and power status. Suzuki insists the MIO is simply a prototype, and offers no pricing details while it "judges consumer interest."

[Source: Engadget]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is the Ferrari Enzo of wheelchairs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks kinda large for a wheelchair... Good for getting around the neighborhood, but probably inconvienient in a grocery store or whatever. Ditch the front end.
      • 4 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago
      what? about 20mpg? or methanol is extremly diluted like 10%?