Photos: Three-wheeling in the city

Photos: Three-wheeling in the city

Summary: Prototype commuter car from Europe could be just the thing for tight spaces and high gas prices.

TOPICS: Telcos

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  • The Clever prototype minicar

    It's short, it's skinny, and it gets the equivalent of 108 miles per gallon. It's the Clever vehicle, a prototype from a conglomeration of European groups, including automaker BMW. Unveiled in Britain on Monday, Clever--short for compact low-emission vehicle for urban transport--is designed to combine the features of a micro car and a motorbike. Just over three feet wide, the Clever seats two, with the passenger directly behind the driver.

  • Frame of Clever car

    This view, without the side panels, shows off the Clever's frame, which is meant to offer the relative safety of a micro car. The vehicle has a top speed of approximately 60 mph and can go from zero to 40 in seven seconds. It runs on compressed natural gas.

Topic: Telcos

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