The Israeli company City Transformer brought the electric transformer car with the same name to the Munich Motor Show. The compact electric car can change the track width in order to take up less parking space. The “folding” car was estimated from 12,500 euros at the stage of pre-order, but later the price will rise to 16,000 euros.
The City Transformer is only one meter wide with two seats located one behind the other in “parking” mode. The developers claim that in this state the electric car saves up to 75 percent of the parking space: one standard place can accommodate up to four City Transformers.
Accordingly, the chance to find parking on the street of a metropolis for the owner of City Transformer increases tenfold and is comparable to a motorcycle. To save space, the body is equipped with lambo-doors – they fold up.
For more confident movement at high speeds, the track of the electric car can be increased to 1.4 meters: the wheels on each side of the City Transformer are extended by 20 centimeters. At the same time, the wheelbase of the car does not change and is 1.8 meters with a total length of an electric vehicle of 2.5 meters.
The City Transformer is based on a specially designed platform and is powered by two 7.5 kW electric motors. It accelerates to 50 km/h in 5 seconds. The maximum speed is 90 km/h. The car can drive up to 180 kilometers on a single charge.