Cities are meant for people, not cars. This week’s startup is using that philosophy to build the world’s first foldable EV car that is small enough to fit in a bike parking spot.
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⚾ The Elevator Pitch:
Have you ever driven through the crowded streets of San Francisco or New York and wished that you had something a bit smaller?
City Transformer has developed a smaller-than-compact car that can reach speeds of up to 55 mph, retract its wheels, and has a one-meter width. On top of all that, this car is 100% electric and the interiors feature a high-end digitalized user interface for climate control, navigation, entertainment, and more.
👇 The Drop Down
Trend: Compact Transportation
Traction: Prototype 1-meter wide vehicle, Featured on Time Inventions 2020, CNN, Reuters, and more, Ready for Commercial by 2023
Team: Veteran Mechanical Engineers and Car Enthusiasts
Asaf Formoza - CEO
Eyal Cremer - CDO
Udo Meridor - COO
🔍 Our Analysis
- ⚙️ Impressive specs
The car has some tech of a Tesla in a much smaller punch: Goes up to 55MPH, fast charges in 10 minutes, has 360-degree sensors and a smartphone app.
- 🌎 Climate Friendly
Besides being cost-effective, these compact cars are also better for the environment. Small cars have lower maintenance, take up less parking space, and have a smaller environmental footprint.
- 🛴 A solution for micro-mobility
Micro mobility is another trend that has gathered steam in the past 5 years. With startups like Lime Scooters and Uber Bikes on the rise, it is obvious that there is a huge need for micro-mobility inner-city transportation systems. We feel that compact cars that can fit in the same area as a motorbike could also solve the same needs as last-mile-scooter solutions — except, with more comfort.
🤝 Get involved with City Transformer
- Want to collaborate with City Transformer? Form here
- Check out their website
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