The company Micro Mobility Systems AG started out selling electric scooters in 1999 and decided to expand into other micro-mobility solutions by launching an electric vehicle at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The EV has been completely redesigned for 2020, with further tweaks on the way to production.
The company’s new 3,000-square-meter assembly line will eventually produce a Microlino electric car every 20 minutes, but the focus for now is on the launch of the Pioneer series, a miniature electric car limited to 999 units. Designed for modern city living, the Microlino uses a 12.5 kW electric motor that produces 89 Nm (65.6 lb-ft) of torque, has a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph), and delivers 230 liters of The trunk space is used for shopping and is sized to fit three Microlino EVs side by side into a standard parking space.
Production of the Microlinos will primarily use European components, and will be available in three different versions, as well as three battery configurations up to 14 kWh, enabling a range of 230 kilometers (143 miles) per charge. The 515kg (1135lbs) Pioneer version is equipped with a 10-5kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can travel 177km (110 miles) on a single charge and can be recharged from a home wall outlet in 4 hours.
Each individually numbered car will be available in Atlantic Blue and Turin aluminium finishes, which will be exclusive to this edition. Premium interior materials include faux leather and suede, a sunroof is standard so drivers can feel the wind in their hair on sunny days, and while the minicar doesn’t have a built-in infotainment system, it does come with a portable Bluetooth speakers that can be paired from a smartcell phoneto play a song.
The Microlino has a base price of 12,500 euros (about $13,000) and is currently open for pre-order through the company’s website. Expect more details on the rollout of vehicle configurations and production schedules for the three main models later this month, as well as the launch of a special Pioneer membership tier.