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WATCH: 'How much car do you really need?' - the tiny Microlino EV hopes to drive future mobility

2019-07-23 13:53

Image: DW

We may ask, how much car do we really need? A Swiss start-up's answer: The Microlino - electrically powered, inspired by bubble cars from the 1950s.

It's a building block for future urban mobility but how useful is it really?

According to the automaker: "Imagine a world in which you can fit into any parking spot. With the Microlino you can do just that and more: due to its size it can cross-park and therefore needs only 1/3 of the space of a normal car.

"With the door in the front, you simply exit directly onto the sidewalk when cross-parked."

Its front bench seats two while it has a claimed 220 litres of boot space at the rear.


                                                               Image: Deutshe Welle

Power - 11kW/100Nm

Max Speed - 90km/h

Acceleration - 5 seconds (0-50km/h)

Range - 125km | 200km (optional)

Battery - 8kWh | 14.4kWh (optional)

Battery type - Lithium-Ion (LiFePO4)

Charging - Houseplug and Type 1 (max. 4kW)

Charging time - 4 hours (houseplug), 1 hour (Type 1)

Curb weight - 513kg (incl. battery)

Dimensions - 2430mm x 1500mm x 1450mm

Seats - 2

Trunk volume - 220 litres


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