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An electric car that folds up like a child’s stroller for easy parking?
The “Hiriko”, (the Basque word for “urban”), will begin hitting European cities next year. Originally conceived by Boston’s MIT’s Media Lab and developed by a consortium of seven small Basque firms under the name Hiriko Driving Mobility, the Hiriko seats 2 adults and has its motor located in the wheels. Without being recharged, the Hiriko can go 75 miles, and its speed can be electronically set to respect city limits. Starting at around $16,400, its four wheels turn at right angles to facilitate sideways parking in tight spaces.