Swiss startup Micro Mobility Systems has announced the release of the first thousand Microlino electric city cars. Production of the model began in June last year at the plant in Turin.
The Microlino is an all-electric, lightweight four-wheel quad designed for urban mobility. Outwardly, it resembles the bubble cars of the late 1950s, in particular the BMW Isetta. A feature of the city car is that the door opening forward opens access to the salon.
The company says the Microlino can hold two adults and “three cases of beer.” The latter will fit perfectly in the luggage compartment of 230 liters. The Microlino is really tiny. The dimensions of the city car are 2435 x 1500 x 1459 mm. The curb weight is only 496 kg.
The car is equipped with a 17 hp electric motor. The traction battery is available in three capacities: 6.0, 10.5 and 14.0 kWh. The power reserve is 91, 177 and 230 km according to WLTP, respectively. The battery can be charged from an ordinary household socket or from a type 2 socket. The maximum speed is 90 km/h. From 0 to 50 km/h the city car accelerates in 5 seconds.
The starting price tag of Microlino is 17,990 euros.