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Hyundai Envisions an Egg Car

Engineers from the Korean automaker have created their vision of future and eco-friendly transportation. And it looks like an egg.

This is what we may all possibly be driving in the next 20 to 30 years. Yes, the thought bothers us as well, but this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a major automaker toy around with the idea of building a car shaped like an egg. Now its Hyundai’s turn to give us nightmares regarding one of its visions of the future transportation. This new single-person prototype, called the E4U Egg Car (seriously), a prototype that weighs 176 lbs and has a maximum speed of only 15 mph.

The 4 Es stand for Egg, Evolution, Electricity and Eco-friendliness. Created by company engineers for the IDEA festival, the project is a design study on the future of mobility. The E4U is powered by four electric motors and propellers which give it the ability to hover above ground. The driver can even "talk" to the car via a wireless head set to tell it to switch the seating position from that of a car into a bike. Along with the egg car, Hyundai also debuted a multi-rotor flying car, a spare-tire electric bike, a portable transforming car, a five-jointed car, a road car/bike and a wind bike.

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