August 15, 2006
Segway introduces new line of personal transporters
Bedford, New Hampshire – Segway has introduced its Personal Transporter (PT) i2 and x2, the newest generation of the company’s two-wheeled vehicles. The new models feature LeanSteer technology, which lets the rider turn by leaning, as well as a wireless InfoKey controller for turning the unit on and off, and which sets the speed, provides trip information and includes an anti-theft system.
The base i2 uses lithium-ion battery packs and has a range of 24 to 38 km. The x2 features all-terrain tires, stronger fenders and specially-tuned software, and has a range of up to 19 km when used off-pavement. The LeanSteer frame is adjustable and allows for the PT to fit into the trunk of many cars; the company also offers police, commuter and cargo packages for the base PT i2, while the x2 can be ordered for police, “Adventure” or golf courses.
See www.segway.com for photos and more information.