Shanghai Genius Builds Tiny Car to Zoom Through Traffic Jams

Shanghai Genius Builds Tiny Car to Zoom Through Traffic Jams
Dec 15, 2014 By

Shanghai Genius Builds Tiny Car to Zoom Through Traffic Jams

One man in Shanghai who was sick of being stuck in traffic has come up with an ingenious solution, by building a tiny car to zip through waiting vehicles.

60 year old Xu Zhiyun took over two years to build his car, which is 60 cm long, 35 cm wide and 40 cm high. It may look like a children’s toy but it’s fully equipped with a gas-powered engine, lights, brakes, transmission and even a sound system which can store up to 500 songs.

Although netizens have been praising his scope of vision, his project has drawn some concerned comments particularly from foreign observers;

A user named villageidiot said: “Xu Zhiyan 60 ain’t gonna make 61 if he keeps riding that around the city...” whilst klurerjr said: “...This thing is so low to the ground I’d be afraid of getting run over...”

Several other users also wondered why Xu didn’t just invest his time and money into buying a moped.

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Good on him for the ingenuity, but I have to vote "bad idea" given the general state of road behaviour in China, especially Shanghai. It's dangerous enough on the roads here without reducing one's visibility by driving such a small "vehicle". i hope he stays safe, but as Lord_hanson says, I hope he likes hospital food... He'd have been far better off to purchase a small motorbike / moped: at least he'd be at eye-level with the traffic and give himself a "fighting chance".

Dec 16, 2014 07:58 Report Abuse



good use of the word genius

Dec 15, 2014 22:54 Report Abuse



Why not just use an ebike or scooter?

Dec 15, 2014 21:38 Report Abuse



Because then he would lose face. So much better to get killed by driving a car that looks like a kid's toy around Shanghai.

May 16, 2015 15:33 Report Abuse



I agree. That seat doesn't look too ergonomic ;)

Dec 16, 2014 14:12 Report Abuse