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About City Transformer


It is only a matter of time before full-size cars disappear from cities.

After all, cities were built for people, not for big cars that consume more and more public space for highways, lanes, and parking while 85% of them carry only a single passenger! It might be nearly impossible to comprehend cities without big cars, but a mere 130 years ago few could imagine cities without horses when millions of them still served as the main means of transportation.

Municipal leaders are aware that the current situation is not sustainable. Many impose restrictions on entering or parking and they ultimately plan to push big cars out entirely. But conventional cars will not be replaced exclusively by public transportation or by two-wheel micro-mobility measures. Many people don't want to compromise flexibility, independence, safety, or comfort. Consequently, four-wheel vehicles will continue to be their preferred means of transportation.


The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility determined (Sep. 2022) that there is a missing link between big cars and micro-mobility measures. He called it the "mini-mobility category" and predicted that this four-wheel category is going to be "The next big thing in urban mobility".

Of all the mini-mobility vehicles that exist today, City Transformer is the only vehicle that combines the advantages of two worlds – the maneuverability and the easy parking of a motorcycle with the safety, comfort, and performance of a car.

Many have tried and are still trying to create the ultimate urban vehicle that combines the advantages of both worlds, but have failed. Mainly because their vehicle is too fast, too slow, or too complicated. The challenge to balance a four-wheel narrow-shaped car at high speeds and in sharp turns, requires creativity, innovative technology and superb engineering.


Dr. Asaf Formoza, with City Transformer co-founder Udi Meridor, and the "spiritual father" of the famous SMART Car, Prof. Johann Tomforde, successfully developed a revolutionary unique shape-shifting chassis, which allows to balance a narrow vehicle at high speed and turns. This patented mechanism made the breakthrough for the development of the first and only transformable and adaptable urban EV vehicle that can change its width while driving. City Transformer's unique shape-shifting chassis can convert instantly from 1.4m wide to 1m narrow so it can easily maneuver through heavy traffic and park in tight spaces.

But City Transformer is more than just a transformable and adaptable vehicle. The City Transformer prototype, CT-1, was awarded "Gold" by the German Design Council for its beautiful design. It's worth noting that all the safety and comfort standards of future CT vehicles will be aligned with those of premium full-size cars.

City Transformer has already been pre-ordered by suburban commuters in major European cities, as well as providers of urban shared fleets and rescue services.

So, when the extinction of big cars in cities finally occurs, City Transformer will affirm the famous statement by Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest that survive, nor the largest. The species that will survive are those that are able to best adapt and adjust to the changing environment”.


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