Automotive: Ford Fiesta, PUMA, Waitrose

Ford has selected 100 ‘agents’ around the county to drive the car for six months in advance on next year’s launch. Each agent has been writing about and documenting their experiences on video at the Fiesta Movement site. The Ford Fiesta goes on sale in the Summer of 2010. Pricing has yet to be released.
Fiesta Movement Generates Excitement for Launch of New Car
Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) is a new joint venture between General Motors and Segway. They’ve created a two-wheeled electric vehicle designed for urban use, that can get up to 35 mph, and supposedly gets 35 miles from a single charge. Kind of cool, no doubt – but wouldn’t a bike be a better, less complicated solution for urban transport? The PUMA will be shown at the New York Auto Show this week.
Waitrose is trialling electrically assisted delivery bikes in a bid to reduce its environmental impact while in the US General Motors has joined with Segway to develop a two-seater electric car. The bikes will pull trailers fitted with chilled trays, which the supermarket says can carry up to 20 bags of shopping for delivery anywhere within a 15-mile radius of the store. In addition Waitrose said it is prepared to lend wheeled containers to cyclist shoppers to take their own shopping home.
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