The Segway was supposed to usher in a new era of pedestrian traffic and bring us closer to a sustainable urban environment… or so we thought. Now here comes the ewee-PT from German manufacturers Ewee.
It’s basically a lighter, stripped down version of the better known Segway. The ewee-PT (for Personal Transporter) also runs using the same mechanism; leaning forward accelerates the vehicle to an impressive 16 km/h and putting your weight backwards slows it down.
“The capabilities of the ewee-PT are endless,” declares the official press release. It cites the home and various public places for ideal use, guaranteeing easy and comfortable riding throughout. Of course, it also mentions the obvious eco-sensitive appeal of enjoying “sight seeing tours and beach promenades much more without increasing air pollution.”
Its manufacturer also emphasizes its ease-of-use, noting that “Delivery will be pre-assembled… the ewee-PT can be used and otherwise can be folded easily for transportation.” The steering mechanism of the ewee-PT “feels like a game console,” they insist.
As of this writing distribution of the ewee-PT is limited to fun-componenet.com where it retails for a hefty $1,039.