Posted On: Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 11:00am | Posted By: Kevin Koerner
Topics: Community Information | Tags: compact car, electric car, Hiriko Fold, parking in san francisco | Neighborhood: Downtown, San Francisco: Profile and Properties for Sale, Duboce Triangle, San Francisco: Profile and Properties for Sale, Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights, San Francisco: Profile and Properties for Sale
The three most important words in San Francisco real estate are 1) Parking, 2) Parking, 3) Parking. That single value heavily influences where we choose to live, shop, and play. Ask any driver how frustrating it is to find a parking spot that isn’t several blocks away from the intended destination, and you are likely to get an earful. How many times have you driven round and round, passing up those tiny, useless, not-quite-a-spot spots? If only there were a car that could fit! Think of the hours saved and stress avoided. Why hasn’t anybody invented such a miraculous machine? Wait no longer; they have. Presenting the Hiriko Fold, a micro-compact with articulating chassis, currently available only in test markets in Spain and a few other European cities. This 100% electric concept car is the love child of the M.I.T. think tank and two Spanish technology-capital companies. If all goes well with safety and consumer testing, we may see the Fold on the streets of San Francisco before long.
Sources: (content) Leslie Langan/DesignNews.com, Hiriko.com (photo) DesignNews.com, Hiriko.com (video) DesignNews.com, Hiriko.com