Tech News :: The "city car" of the future; it's cleaner, its got the moves & 3 wheels
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A revolutionary tilting three-wheeled car just one metre wide is being developed by a team of European scientists.
The vehicle, designed to be driven in cities, aims to combine the safety of a car with the manoeuvrability of a motorbike.
With a top speed of 50mph, it will cost about £6,500 to buy if it goes into production and be more fuel-efficient and less polluting than other vehicles.
The Clever (Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport) vehicle is a £1.5m collaborative project involving nine European countries.
Funded by the European Union, the project began in December 2002 and a prototype of the car is expected to be built by December 2005.
The vehicle is fully enclosed in a metal framework with a roof as high as conventional cars, and the room to carry one passenger, who sits behind the driver.
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For more info :: http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...051257,00.html
Don't look too shabby, looks a bit like a morphed bubble car from the 60s.
Can't be much leg room though but then it is only a picture.
I can see it now, millions of the little things buzzing around London or in gridlock; this could be a window into our future.
I'm sure it will have its market but big and medium sized cars will still exist.
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