The electric car of the future is straight out of Transformers

Published On 08/23/2013 Published On 08/23/2013

This week, Korea's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology unveiled a concept vehicle that provides a glimpse of what city driving of the future could look like. And if its any indication, we better get ready for streets full of tiny electric cars that can collapse in on themselves on a dime.

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Sure, tiny fully electric cars are nothing new, but have you ever seen a ride by SMART or Fiat fold in on itself like a damn armadillo? Unless you're heavy into hallucinogenics, no, you haven't. But that's exactly what the eponymous 'Armadillo-T' can do — as commanded from your smartphone — when it's not buzzing around at speeds up to 37 miles per hour.


Apart from being much tougher to steal when parked, it should also make finding a parking spot much less of a chore, as three of them can squeeze into a single, normal car-sized space. And while it only seats two passengers, it only takes ten minutes to reach a full charge, on which it you'll get range of over 60 miles.



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