Have you ever seen a car folding?
If you have recently visited one European country or another, you may have encountered strange vehicles such as the Renault TWIZY, a super compact electric car with toys designed for up to 2 people sitting one by one. Despite the fact that drivers in Israel seem to prefer large and higher vehicles, a number of Israeli entrepreneurs are presenting an economical, environmentally friendly and ideal vehicle for central cities. meet the City Transformer - Israeli development tools.
At first glance, the City Transformer may look like another scooter, but beneath the surface - it's a vehicle with tremendous potential; it reduces its dimensions at the touch of a button, allowing it to be compressed into crowded parking lots even one meter wide, Thus saving up to 75% of the parking space it occupies.
When the vehicle is in its driving mode, its width is quite standard and will be 1.44 meters, but once you reach a potential parking space, you can press a button to reduce the vehicle to the dimensions of a motorcycle. Its total length by the way stands at 2.35 meters, and it includes air conditioner and even climate control.
The City Transformer is an electric vehicle with the potential to become autonomous as well, with a range of 120 to 180 kilometers, with a charging time of 3-4 hours in a typical household outlet, or only 15 minutes at a high-speed outlet. It reaches a maximum speed of 90 km / h (in its normal state), or 45 km / h in a folded position.
The company was founded in 2014 by Dr. Assaf Formosa, who also invested in the company, Dr. Gideon Goldwyn and Erez Abramov, and currently employs about ten employees. In the meantime, it is being financed by the owners, a Malaysian investor and the Israeli Authority for Innovation.