Teensy-tiny cars: Squeezing the Family In
My kids and I have been chuckling recently over those teeny three-wheeled cars - they're so, well, cute. And pretty awkward to look at if the only three-wheeled vehicle you're ever seen is a tricycle! But I read with interest the recent issue of the O's Drive Time, which highlighted the teeniest cars ever. And, just to really hammer it home for me, I keep driving by Ecomotion, Portland's very own teeny electric car dealership, on NE Sandy (@ 16th) - in my HUGE and totally inefficient 4-door sedan. Thing is, we're a family of four! How to pack us in one of these lean, green machines is beyond me. But I want to. Biking is great and all, and I dream often of Sarah's Xtracyle, but for many of us reality = car. But the old 20-miles/gallon beast with huge (needed?) trunk is looking pretty BIG these days. Anyone else wonder how we families can get in on this tiny trend?