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It’s es­ti­mated driv­ers in big cities spend 106 days of their lives look­ing for park­ing – such a waste of time! But en­gi­neers in Is­rael may have found a nifty so­lu­tion.

The City Trans­former is a rev­o­lu­tion­ary new ve­hi­cle that folds up at the push of a but­ton. It has all the bells and whis­tles of an or­di­nary car – in­clud­ing airbags and air con­di­tion­ing – yet is more eco­nom­i­cal to run be­cause it has an elec­tric mo­tor that can cover nearly 200km on a sin­gle charge.

But the ve­hi­cle’s true beauty lies in the patented fold­ing mech­a­nism – it goes from the width of a small pas­sen­ger car to the size of a mo­tor­cy­cle when it’s time to park.

The first mod­els are due to roll off the pro­duc­tion line next year and will cost be­tween $10 000 and $13 000 (R140 000 and R182 000).

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