The World’s First Folding Car: Zaschka Folding Three-Wheeler Built In 1929

You have seen folding tables, beds, wardrobe, and even smartphones, but the concept of folding cars is still a distant dream. Although motor companies around the world are trying to build folding vehicles for decades, and some of them have succeeded in inventing foldable bikes and cars. However, they would take years, if not decades to actually see them on roads and parking lots.

German engineer, Engelbert Zaschka, built the world’s first folding car in 1929. He built a 3-wheeled folding car, that could be taken apart within 5 minutes. The vehicle had a chain-driven rear wheel and was capable of 25 to 30 miles an hour. The car could be “knocked down” into three main sections. It was capable of a speed of 25 to 30 miles an hour.

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