May 30, 2011
The recently launched ‘McCar’ is the latest concept in automotive design and aims to improve the traffic conditions in China.
Geely, a car manufacturer that specialises in automotive designs, showcased their McCar design earlier this month in a ceremony in Auto Shanghai.
The McCar means Magic Car or Motorcyle Car, and consists of a hybrid car that is paired with a scooter in the rear. The car is 3.5 metres long and blends the aesthetic of a car with the grace and movement of a scooter.
The four-seater comes in two powertrain choices: all electric or plug-in hybrid. To enable the two vehicles to share battery power or be mutually re-charged, the powertrain of the car is integrated with that of the scooter inside.
The scooter at the back, can be removed to create enough space to fit a standard fold-up wheelchair – showing that the car is flexible in catering for a family. You can also choose to make the car run like a four-wheel drive, as the charged, on-board scooter can propel the rear wheels of the car, allowing you to enjoy the stability of a four-wheeler.