Ultra-compact Geely McCar parks an electric scooter in the rear!
This has to be one of the most innovative concept cars ever. Recently at the Shanghai Auto Show, Geely, the Chinese manufacturer and owner of Volvo, exhibited the McCar, a unique hybrid car that comes with a folding three-wheeled electric in the rear. The ultra compact, two-door, four-seater Geely McCar makes sure that the electric scooter is being charged while docked in the rear of the car. This tiny urban car comes with a choice of battery or hybrid power.
The innovative 12kWh battery runabout has a range of 93 miles, a top speed of 52mph and takes six hours to recharge. For the 8kWh plug-in hybrid, the figures read 31 miles on electric power and 373 miles on petrol and battery, with a top speed of 80mph and a recharge time of two hours. On the other hand, the scooter is capable of doing 18mph and enjoys a range of 18 miles. After you have enjoyed your scooter ride, it needs a two-hour charge.
Another interesting feature of the Geely McCar is that you can even swap the three-wheeled scooter with a standard fold-up wheelchair. Geely has plans to mass produce electric and hybrid cars by the end of next year, so chances are good that the novel McCar might go into production.