A Tiny, Fold-up Electric Car Will Hit Streets This Year

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A Tiny, Fold-up Electric Car Will Hit Streets This Year A Tiny, Fold-up Electric Car Will Hit Streets This Year
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A Tiny, Fold-up Electric Car Will Hit Streets This Year

by Adele Peters

January 5, 2013


It can't go fast—its top speed is around 31 miles per hour—but it's not intended to. The car is designed for use only in crowded city centers, and is meant for car-sharing rather than as a private car. For the past two years, the Spanish government has collaborated with MIT to test the vehicle and help bring it to market. This year, the German railway network, Deutsche Bahn, will begin testing Hirikos as part of a car-sharing network. The car will go on sale to select city governments in 2013 as well, at a cost of around $16,000.

Images courtesy of Hiriko.

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