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Ultra-compact Hiriko electric folding car to go on sale next year

The Hiriko, a tiny electric car that can fold itself into a more compact shape, is set to go on sale next year, meaning you’ll never again have to worry about finding a parking space.
Those of you who often have to drive into a busy city will know all too well how much time can be wasted looking for a parking space, especially if parking lots are scarce or full and you’re left looking for a gap on the street.
You can drive for ages before you find a space, only to discover – once you’ve pulled up alongside it – that your car’s too darn big for it.
Drive a Hiriko, however, and your parking problems will be a thing of the past.
The diminutive car, developed by researchers from the Changing Places group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with the Basque Center for Innovation, can cleverly fold itself up into a more compact shape, enabling it to squeeze through tight gaps and, of course, into tiny parking spaces.



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