Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Segway sales soar: The Lembit effect?

Let us be honest. Despite the patronage of the Lib Dem member for Montgomeryshire, the Segway has been slow to take off in Britain.

But that may all be changing.

According to the Daily Telegraph:

Wayne Mitchell, manager of Segway UK, said there were now more than 2,000 of the vehicles in use in Britain despite them being prohibited on public roads.

He said: "Sales were up 11.5 per cent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year and I think more people are seeing them around. We sold 200 last year."

Wait a minute. If he sold 200 last year, then he sold around 100 in the first six months. So an 11.8 per cent increase is about 12 machines.

Not as impressive as all that, then. Time for Lembit to take to the streets of Westminster again.

1 comment:

Frank Little said...

Perhaps Lembit should enter the annual Llandrindod Santa Run on a Segway.