Uno III transforming electric scooter – Click above to watch video after the jump

BPG Motors has announced that its Uno III, the unique three-wheeled, transforming electric personal mobility vehicle, is now available for pre-order. Just $250 gets you on the list for this dicycle-turned-motorcycle that's slated to launch in early 2012. BPG Motors describes the transforming 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.
"High-speed" being, of course, relative. Here's a brief overview of the Uno III:
  • Price: Estimated to be between $5,000-7,000
  • Deposit: Refundable deposit is $250. At a later date, BPG Motors will require a $1,000 non-refundable deposit.
  • Charge time: Three to four hours
  • Range: Projected to be 30-35 miles
  • Top speed: 15 miles per hour in Uno (scooter) mode and 30 mph in motorcycle mode
  • License: Designed to be classified as a scooter, so check with your state for licensing requirements
Inspired by the overcrowded streets of China, Benjamin Gulak, head of BPG Motors, designed the Uno III as a compact transportation device that can carve through congested traffic, fit in an elevator and morph from its upright Segway-ish mode to its motorcycle-like horizontal position on the fly. Click here to catch video of the scooter's transformation and then go here to pre-order the Uno III.

[Source: Gas 2.0]

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