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    Never Mind The Folding Bicycle; Fold-up Car Of The Future


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHIRFEyfyas
    You probably (though reluctantly) would agree with this point. Folding Bicycles are old "mature" product over a century in it's development and use. How about making room in your life for a tiny electric powered car that actually folds up just like your bike does. See for yourselves:

    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/fold-up-car-of-the-future-unveiled-for-europe.html
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/fold-car-future-unveiled-eu-153023393.html

    Plus can you visualize your folding bike(s) tucked into this "Hiriko," the Basque word for "urban?" I sure can. Perhaps you can tuck this baby away in an odd corner or niche in your garage or even a large shed very much like a collapsible bike does too!
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    Or go all the way with the folding airplane car...

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/29/opinio...html?hpt=hp_t3

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    So what happens if your one of the cars parked in the middle? Your screwed. I will stick with the folding bike and my Mini Cooper. You can't fix what's not broke...

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    I can see these being used where golf carts are used today; that's about it.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    stack up like the shopping trolleys in the hyper-marche ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transformer View Post
    Or go all the way with the folding airplane car...

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/29/opinio...html?hpt=hp_t3
    Or even faster, folding space

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macross#Space_Fold
    Happier than a camel on wednesday.

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    I can see this being a good idea for places that need a fleet of urban cars -- lot's less parking needed to keep 'em. I don't see a huge value in the folding aspect for individual use.

    Decent price, if it ever comes real...

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