Wednesday, July 30, 2008
FOLD-UP CAR ANYONE?
Forget micro-cars - our growing parking and pollution problems may be solved by, er, folding cars. In a development likely to horrify gas guzzler Jeremy Clarkson, a British designer has come up with an eco-sportscar which doubles over at the touch of a button. The electric BRB Evolution jacks up on its nose and slides sideways on rollers, allowing it to use 50 per cent less parking space - but leaving it looking a bit like a Dyson vacuum cleaner. 'I figured two of the main problems of future cities would be pollution and over-population. With more vehicles needing more places to be stored, I came up with the concept of a folding car,' said 22-year-old Daniel Bailey.
The concept was inspired by the Peugeot 908 and Lamborghini Murcielago and designed to be more 'sexy, sleek and mean' than other eco-cars.