Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A folding car?

We all know about the benefits of a folding bicycle in how easy it is to store and transport around with, thanks to its compact design. It is in its element in urban cities where space is a premium.

But now the folding concept is taken one step further - the folding car. This car is designed by an ingenius Japanese company called Hiriko Mobility. Their car is easy on the environment as it is an electric powered motor with a top speed of 50km/h and a range of 120km. It is able to take 2 people and turn on a dime due to its 4 wheel steering mechanism.

When the car is parked, it reduces its length from 2.5m to get this, only 1.5m! This makes it possible to park 3 Hiriko folding cars in one regular parking lot.

Absolutely brilliant!

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