They Call Me MISTER Platypus! – My White Whale Spotted, Again

This is the closest I’ve gotten to this now-famous ride:

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“PLATYPUS” – go figure. I don’t think Old GM had a platypus car…

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6 Responses to “They Call Me MISTER Platypus! – My White Whale Spotted, Again”

  1. Jamie says:

    So, what’s the story with this?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Well, the story’s in the two links.

    The old name was cawacal or something. It’s the same ride as before, since there’s only one out there, apparently, I suppose, I’m told, and the license plate is the same as before.

    It’s just like this from over three years ago, but prolly cheaper to build.

    The car is an unreleased EV from GM. The automation company behind it was bought by GM AFAIK…

  3. Laurie says:

    I’ve seen a bunch of these over the past month in and around Potrero Hill and the Design District. They all seem to have different animal names on their back bumpers. Now I understand why they were so frustrating to drive behind. 😉

  4. sfcitizen says:

    I saw one a few months back, and then I saw it again with the same license plate. I thought they just had the one, maybe. Thx!

  5. Bolt says:

    Yesterday the “Platypus” was on 9th with its emergency blinkers on and blocking cars from exiting Ringold Street while one of its two occupants fiddled with a laptop. Neither occupant seemed keen on talking about the Platypus or what they were doing with GM in San Francisco.

    After a minute or two and a lot of honking the Platypus pulled up into a parking space and then shortly afterwards made a right turn on Folsom.

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Yeah, they don’t talk much. Frisco is the new General Motors (II) Proving Grounds, for better or worse…

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