Micro Mobility shows off production version of Microlino 2.0 and 3-wheeled e-scooter
Micro Mobility Systems used the IAA Mobility trade show in Munich to show off the production version of the all-electric Microlino 2.0 mini car as well as a three-wheeled electric scooter. The Microlino 2.0 electric lightweight mini car features a similar design to the BMW Isetta and runs on four wheels like any other common car, but it is unique as it lacks side doors and has a single front door that allows entry directly from the front of the EV.
While the Microlino 2.0 mini car’s design is quite similar to that of the BMW Isetta, it is different because it blends classic styling with a more modern design. The adoption of modern automotive construction principles ensures greater safety of the occupants. As per the claims of the manufacturer, it is the first EV in its segment to get automotive-grade unibody construction.
Showing off the mini EV, Micro Mobility announced that it is finally ready to start production of the car as it has essentially finished the process of regulatory approval that allowed it to sell the car for use on European public roads.
The company has already received more than 24,000 reservation orders from potential buyers for the mini electric car. Wim Ouboter, founder the Micro Mobility, said he was very excited to finally exhibit the production version of mini car.
Appearing at the IAA Mobility trade show, Ouboter said, “After several years of development and more challenges than we could have imagined, we are beyond proud to show the series version of the Microlino for the first time.”
To be available in three models, viz. Urban, Dolce, and Competizione; the Microlino 2.0 mini car has been mainly designed for urban rides. It will come equipped with a 19 kW (25 hp) electric motor, and run at a top speed of 56 mph (90 km/h).
In addition to the Microlino 2.0, Micro Mobility showed off the three-wheeled Microletta e-scooter, which has two wheels in the front and one in the rear. The two front wheels leans into turns, ensuring that the rider gets a similar riding experience to a conventional two-wheeler with greater stability.
Production of the Microlino 2.0 mini car and the Microletta e-scooter is scheduled to start before the end of this year in Turin, Italy. The base price of the EV will be approximately €12,500 ($14,700), while the three-wheeled e-scooter will cost around €4,900 ($5,400).
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