Micro Mobility Systems has just announced that it has started production of the BMW Isetta-inspired Microlino 2.0. The company says it has received about 30,000 and plans to build the first 999 vehicles from its factory in Italy and deliver them to customers.
Microlino prices start at 14,990 Swiss francs for the base Urban model. The high-end Pioneer series starts at 20,990 Swiss francs and is limited to 999 units. The Microlino is powered by the same 16.75 horsepower of electricity and three battery pack sizes – 6 kWh, 10.5 kWh and 14 kWh.
The smallest package charges a maximum of 1.35 kW, with the two larger options offering 2.6 kW; they took 4 hours, 3 hours and 4 hours for charging.
The Microlino with the smallest battery weighs under half a tonne, with the other two weighing in at 515 kg and 535 kg. The Microlino can accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in 5 seconds and its top speed is 90 km/h (56 mph).
Just like the Isetta, this vehicle has a tight two-seater with some behind-the-seat storage. To enter the vehicle can be through the door installed in front. The steering wheel is designed not to completely move away from the door to allow easier entry.
The Microlino 2.0 is the only vehicle of its kind currently built with a monocoque design that makes it safer than other quadricycles.