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Chapter 48. The Personal Transporter: Se... > Features and Considerations

Features and Considerations

At the time of writing, Segway HT transporters were available for both commercial and consumer purchase. Some of Segway’s current customers include the U.S. Postal Service, Amazon.com, the National Park Service, Michelin, and GE Plastics. Segway offers their human transporters to the general public via their Web site and via retailers such as Amazon.com.

The two models offered are the i-Series and the e-Series. The e-Series is optimized for cargo carrying and the i-Series is optimized for range and terrain. Speed is approximately 12.5 miles per hour for both models, and average range on a full charge is 11 to 17 miles. The weight of the machines is 95 pounds for the e-Series and 83 pounds for the i-Series. If you’re wondering about the name “Segway,” the company chose it because their vehicles transform people to empowered pedestrians, thus providing them with a segue, or transition, from one state to another.


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