Micro motor: Mobility evolves with fold-up car

26.01.2012 Transport : Basque Country : Foldable

Massachusetts – Boston’s MIT Media Lab, in partnership with a consortium of firms from Spain’s Basque country, has created a city car concept called Hiriko that folds up when parked.

The car saves space by folding up in a similar way to a child’s pram. When unfolded, the car is still only 2.5 metres long. Hiriko is powered by electricity and has a range of 120km. The car will be launched in European cities in 2013.

This is a well-executed example of how transport will evolve in future cities. For more on future mobility, read our Urban Future Mobility micromarket.

City Car by Hiriko City Car by Hiriko
City Car by Hiriko City Car by Hiriko
City Car by Hiriko City Car by Hiriko
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