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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Camas, Wash.-based Focus Designs is shipping one-wheeled Segway-like vehicles to consumers.

Focus is one of two one-wheeled EV companies in the Portland area, along with Ryno Motors.

The electric vehicle, called an SBU for self-balancing unicycle, can go about 10 miles on a charge. The 27-pound unit is designed to be easily carried on a bus or stored under a desk in an office cubicle.

"It's no wider than a human footprint," said Alan Ecoff, customer relations manager for Focus Designs. "It's designed for use with urban public transportation. The bus doesn't drop everyone off at their doorstep."

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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