Fold-up Car Of The Future Unveiled – folds up like a child’s stroller

The “Hiriko,” is a tiny revolutionary fold-up car designed in Spain’s Basque country as the answer to urban stress and pollution. The car was unveiled Tuesday before hitting European cities in 2013.

It is an electric two-seater with no doors whose motor is located in the wheels and which folds up like a child’s collapsible buggy, or stroller, for easy parking.

The vehicle’s four wheels turn at right angles to facilitate sideways parking in tight spaces.

The tiny cars can run 120 kilometers (75 miles) without a recharge and whose speed is electronically set to respect city limits.

They envision it as a city-owned vehicle, up for hire like the fleets of bicycles available in many European cities, or put up for sale privately at an asking price of 12,500 euros.

Several cities have shown interest, including Berlin, Barcelona, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Talks are under way with Paris, London, Boston, Dubai and Brussels.

  1. Ugwi Samuel Reply

    I like the idea of this pollution free vehicle which is powered by electricity, folds up to utilize space efficiently and all it’s other good features, but i would love if it’s powered by solar energy instead of recharging it when it’s batteries are down. This will make it completely selfsufficient and also completely environmentally friendly, since some of these electricity producing power plants pollutes the environment.

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