Electric cars can also be well-suited for car sharing since all-electric cars tend to have a higher upfront cost. There is already an electric-car sharing service now offered in Paris. Last month there was a report of Spanish design firms who hoped to build prototypes of the Hikiro city car, a foldable two-seat electric car conceived at the MIT Media Lab. The idea is that these electric cars will be available to members who can pick them up and drop them off at designated spots. Able to collapse into a smaller space, they are designed to be lined up like luggage carts at the airport on city streets where space is at a premium.
February 6, 2012 4:00 AM PST
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