To move forward or backward on the Segway PT, the rider just leans slightly forward or backward. To turn left or right, the rider simply moves the LeanSteer frame left or right. You get the sense of power and speed, yet you also feel a sense of safety and absolute control. It all feels natural, safe, and instinctive.
The Segway PT can take you places that a car or bicycle can’t – including inside many stores, office buildings, businesses, airports, elevators, and trains. Although they’re ideal for short jaunts, Segway PTs can travel as far as 24 miles/38 km on a single battery charge, depending on terrain, payload, and riding style.
Like any invention that’s ahead of its time, the Segway PT is often misunderstood. The gleeful smiles of Segway PT riders may have created an impression that this is …well…a toy. But make no mistake. While a Segway PT is incredibly fun to ride, it is serious transportation designed for today’s world.
A clean, green, eco-friendly machine
As a leader in two-wheeled electric mobility, it’s always been Segway’s vision to produce environmentally friendly short-distance transportation alternatives. Today, more and more people are using the Segway PT as an eco-friendly alternative for many of the short journeys that are typically made by car
The Segway PT is zero-emissions during operation, allowing you to go indoors if you want. It does draw power from the electrical grid during recharge, but that electricity causes fourteen times less greenhouse gas emissions than driving your car the same distance. After that first year on your Segway PT you would have literally saved a ton of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. (in fact it’s probably more than that, a ton is based on average MPG, while most short distance driving results in much lower mileage.)
Zero emissions are only part of the benefit of using a Segway PT. You’re doing more than just shifting your consumption from petroleum to electric. Everything about the PT was designed to use that electricity as efficiently as possible. When you dig a little deeper, and compare the source fuel (petroleum vs. the fuel mix used to produce electricity), plus the cost of distributing or transporting the power, the Segway PT is eleven times more efficient than the average American car, and over three times more efficient than even the highest-mileage scooters.
The Segway i2 Model – Customized for guest comfort on our Tours
Take it indoors or out. Go fast or go slow. With the i2, all of your local transportation needs are met in one modern, balanced, intelligent machine.
Completely versatile and consistently enjoyable, the i2 is ideal in more ways than one. Not only does it take you out of rush-hour traffic and away from congested parking lots, it’s battery operated, totally wireless, and intuitively moves where your body tells it to.