Already available in the market for much less is the electric-powered Xootr Scooter. Lunar Design came up with a 9-kg personal-transportation vehicle with a low, slim deck that houses the batteries and a small, rear-mounted motor. Aimed at the same urban/suburban commuting population as the Segway, the Xootr folds easily and can stow under bus or train seats. Recharges in 75 minutes. It can accelerate from 0 to 19 kilometers per hour in 5 seconds. Wow!
J3200 CATAMARANDESIGNER: Moose BoatsA fast, shallow-draft, rugged boat.
$394,000PHOTO ESSAY: 2002 Best Product Designs
The J3200 Catamaran is a complete redesign of 9-meter pleasure boats. It's a fast yet stable and tough-looking boat that doesn't use traditional materials. This is the first time aluminum has been used in this class of boat. Turbo-diesel engines drive water jets. No propellers.