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Uno 3 Transforms Electric Scooters

January 5, 2011

Uno 3 in its "upright" mode

Uno in the act of "unfolding" itself from "upright" to conventional while in motion.

The Remarkable Uno 3, a conventional electric scooter that can morph into a sort of Segway on steroids.

The concept is to provide a single vehicle that can operate on the street as well as pedestrian areas. It is also the story of a innovative idea that attracted angel funding and became a reality.  Visit BPG Motors website.

Four years ago, founder Benjamin P Gulak traveled to China with his father on a business trip. When he saw the incredible pollution in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, much of it produced by smoky two-stroke scooters and motorcycles, he knew that electrics would make ideal substitutes—if they were cool. There, of course, have been electric motorcycles and scooters before. He put college plans on hold and set out to create a practical, non-polluting vehicle with style.

Working with an inherited set of tools from his grandfather, he built an angle-iron frame, attached wheelchair motors, batteries and gyroscopes, and arrived at the moment of truth – the test ride.

Since then, the now named Uno has accelerated at an incredible rate. After winning second place Grand Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Uno was awarded of the Top 10 Inventions of the year by Popular Science.

Gulak’s science project appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world.

Capital soon followed. Gulak raised enough money from private angel investors that the science project evolved into BPG Motors

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