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Microlino: Electric Isetta Microcar

Does it seem possible for a scooter company to make a car? When first unveiled as a prototype in 2016, Micro-Mobility described the  Microlino  as “a scooter with a roof” along with the headline “This is not a car!”

Now the Swiss company is taking pre orders for the super cute electric machine which is set to be produced in Italy by mid 2018. The selling price is expected to be around  A$18 750 (12 000 Euros).  “Less than a car, but a bit more than a motorbike”

The Microlino has two seats, a kerb weight of 450 kg, a range of 120 or 215 kilometres (14.4 kWh battery option) and a maximum speed of 90 km. Making it ideal for city environments. With just 2.4 meters length, the Microlino is ideal for cross-parking, the front-entrance enables getting out directly on the footpath.

The Microlino can be recharged at any conventional domestic power socket in four hours, with a Type 2 connector in just one hour.

Our hats are off to Swiss entrepreneur Wim Ouboter, founder of Micro-Mobility for resurrecting the soul of the BMW Isetta as an electric vehicle with the Microlino.  It would be great to one day see that these on Australian  roads.

 

Learn more about Microlino here

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