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The Electric Unicycle is the Perfect Personal Transporter

Segway Way back in 2001, the Segway "human transport", code named Ginger  (think Ginger Rogers), was all the buzz.  Segway promised to change the world with it's two-wheeled self-balancing personal transporter. It was amazing, but pricey ($5,000 USD) and slow max of 16 km/h. However, self-balancing really is the way to go, but the battery tech wasn't there in 2000's. Spinnick597 Wikipedia Electric Unicycle (EUC) Electric Unicycles, like the Inmotion V11 above, is the natural evolution of the self balancing Segway. It has bigger tires (18") which helps get over obstacles and absorb shocks. It also has a suspension which absorbs even more.  What makes an EUC the perfect transporter is that it is: Compact Long ranged Off-road capable Hands free Not a motorbike Let me go over each and compare to other electric vehicles: Compact You can't get much smaller or lighter without going for a smaller wheel ( electric shoes ?). You can just throw it in the trunk, whi