SF News – The Hiriko Fold electric car is a new design for economy cars somewhat smaller that the smart car. But this vehicle can actually shrink and fold to fit one third of a parking space for a normal car.
The car will fold while the driver and passengers are inside. The windshield also acts as a door so if you park toward the sidewalk, it would be easy to get out of or get inside the car.
Its maximum speed is at about 50 kilometers per hour so it is not a very fast car.
The Hiriko Fold-up electric car will cost about $16,000.
Currently Spain has shown interest in the car to plan on marketing it. Also the German railway network, Deutsche Bahn is thinking about using Hiriko in a car-sharing network.
Hiriko Fold electric car will go on sale in selected cities in 2013.