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5 tiny cars with a green streak

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Hiriko
Hiriko
  • Starting price: $16,000 (estimated)
  • Gas mileage: 200 mpge (estimated)

This futuristic pod-like car is the smallest of the mini cars, especially when it collapses to less than 5 feet long to squeeze into a city parking spot. That's right, the car actually folds up. It also has other delightful toy-like features, such as the ability to move 360 degrees on its own axis and a joystick that replaces a steering wheel. It will get from zero to 70 kilometers per hour (about 43 miles per hour) in eight seconds and has a range of 75 miles before needing a charge. It will get an equivalent of 200 mpg as an electric car, according to an ABC News report.

This super-tiny car has seating for two and was created in collaboration between the Massachusetts Institution of Technology Media Lab and Spain's Basque Center for Innovation to be an urban car. It is being developed by a consortium of seven firms in Spain's Basque region, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization. It is set to go into production this year, with 9,000 units produced annually by 2015.


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