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

Old 01-30-12, 12:02 AM
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Never Mind The Folding Bicycle; Fold-up Car Of The Future

https://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:

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/fold-up-car-of-the-future-unveiled-for-europe.html
https://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...

https://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.
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stack up like the shopping trolleys in the hyper-marche ..
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Originally Posted by Transformer View Post
Or go all the way with the folding airplane car...

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macross#Space_Fold
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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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