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How Many NYC Firefighters Does It Take To Move A Tiny Car?

Answering the question of what happens when an unstoppable force meets an easily movable object, four FDNY firefighters recently lifted a smart car out of their way and onto a curb.

The bounce-hoist happened Monday in Bed-Stuy, after the tiny electric vehicle, owned by car-sharing company Car2Go, blocked the path of a firetruck belonging to Hancock Street’s Ladder Company 111. "Pretty impressive, guys," a voice encourages them, moments before the firefighters move the car's passenger side wheels onto the sidewalk.

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You can expect to see more of these easily-liftable shared cars around; earlier this year, the City Council passed a bill directing the DOT to dedicate hundreds of new parking spots to car-sharing companies like Car2Go and Zipcar.

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