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Geely McCar – Click above to watch video after the jump

At the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show, Chinese automaker Geely displayed a concept vehicle called McCar. Apparently, McCar stands for "magic car" – or something like that.

The subcompact vehicle can accommodate four people and – are you ready for this? – one three-wheeled, foldable battery-powered scooter. Geely says that the electrified trike will come in handy in China's congested cities where traffic jams can stop four-wheeled vehicles in their tracks. Because who wants to walk?

Designed to be equipped with either a hybrid or fully electric powertrain (using a 12-kWh battery pack), Geely says that the McCar has a driving range of 93 miles and a top speed of 52 miles per hour when outfitted with the electric-only setup. In hybrid form, range hits 404 miles and max speed rises to 81 mph.

Hit the jump to watch Geely's subtitled promo video detailing the innovative design that allows the McCar to hide an electric trike inside.

[Source: TreeHugger]


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      Dan Frederiksen
      • 4 Years Ago
      funky language
      Roy_H
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it. Although I don't think there is a market for the scooter add-on in North America, the car it self could be successful in N.A. It certainly could find a market in crowded Asian cities. A variation that may work in Europe is the hybrid version and scooter where some cities are banning gas cars in the down town core. The Geely McCar would be parked at the periphery of this limit and the scooter could be used for the rest of the trip.
      Neil Blanchard
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 3D figure on the scooter is tiny -- like a child of about 8 or 9 years old. Neil
      Roy_H
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the wheel chair capability is a big plus. This could offer a lower cost and greater convenience to families with a wheelchair confined member.
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 4 Years Ago
      test
        Dan Frederiksen
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        computer says no too big a design sacrifice to have such a large secondary vehicle inside. a minimal bicycle design like the VW concept one is much better. it can be made very small while still being practical and comfortable
      John R
      • 4 Years Ago
      That sure is a funny-sounding name!!
      Marcopolo
      • 4 Years Ago
      Geely! these are the guy's who bought Volvo!
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 4 Years Ago
      too compromising to have such a large vehicle onboard. make it super minimal like the concept bicycle VW showed a while back
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 4 Years Ago
      funky language. if you want a secondary vehicle inside a car, better make it super minimal. more like what VW showed once. doesn't have to be that big