- A prototype chassis with a new chassis, engine and battery is currently being tested
- Photo gallery: Micro-Mobility Microlino 2.0: Premiere in Geneva
A prototype chassis with a new chassis, engine and battery is currently being tested
The Microlino, The small electric vehicle in the design of the historic Isetta is on track despite Corona. Compared to the first version (Microlino 1.0), the drive train was revised and the chassis got a wider rear axle.
Now the technical components like Chassis, motor and battery integrated into a prototype chassis that has been tested for a few days. A video shows the manufacturer on its Facebook page.
The first complete prototype should be ready in a few weeks. It should also have components such as light, folding roof and more. A total of five prototypes are to be completed and tested at intervals of a few weeks. Despite Corona, series production is scheduled to start in 2021.
From an organizational point of view, Microlino has won Hans-Peter Kleebinder for the Micro Advisory Board. Kleebinder was Head of Mini Germany and Head of Marketing at Audi Germany. With his experience he should support the market launch of the Microlino 2.0.
There is also something new with regard to the interior. The dashboard of the study will find its way into the series. However, the switches and buttons on the central bar have been replaced by a touchscreen, which allows more flexibility when adding new functions. There will be two displays in the car, one behind the steering wheel as a speedometer and a smaller touch display that controls the heating, among other things. The gear selection changes to the left side and is controlled by means of a rotary knob.
More about the Microlino: Microlino 2.0 and Microletta (2020): All official information
Microlino 2.0: Premiere in Geneva
Another feature that will make it into the series is the front and rear LED light bar. The LED light bar will combine position, indicator and brake light. The Microlino will be the first vehicle in the L7e category to feature this technology.
The Microlino was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. Among the main features of the 2.43 meter long vehicle Even back then, the front door, which is taken over from the classic BMW Isetta, counted. Behind Microlino is the Swiss Wim Ouboter with his sons Oliver and Merlin. In 1999 Ouboter founded the company Micro Mobility Systems and sold millions of scooters and kickboards.
After a complex legal dispute with the Artega company over the rights to the tiny electric vehicle, a further developed version, the Microlino 2.0, should be at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 – but the auto show was canceled due to Corona.
Here are the technical data according to the Microlino website:
- Motor: 11 kW / 100 Nm
- 0-50 km / h: 5 sec.
- Vmax: 90 km / h
- Battery: 8kWh (optional 14.4 kWh)
- Range: 125km (optional 200 km)
- Charging: domestic socket or via type 2 connection (max. 2 kW AC)
- Charging time: 4 hours
- Weight: 513 kg
- Dimensions: 2,430 mm x 1,500 mm x 1,450 mm
- Seats: 2
- Trunk: 220 liters
- Category: L7e
- Planned base price: 12,000 euros
Photo gallery: Micro-Mobility Microlino 2.0: Premiere in Geneva
Dealer and service network already includes 90 locations in Germany and Switzerland Evum aCar is the name of a small electric van that we have already…
Large electric SUV should be one of the highest-volume models at the site by 2022 Series production of the BMW iX in Dingolfing has been going on since…
Edition Urban, Dolce and Competizione as well as many bright colors The series version of the Microlino 2.0 is available at the IAA Mobility. The photos…
The prototype is to be produced from April, and series production will begin soon thereafter The two-seater light electric vehicle Twike, which was used…
Model Y should be built in Grunheide in just four months Tesla only have a few months to complete its new Gigafactory in Grunheide near Berlin, if it has…
The first pre-series cars from the coupe-like U5 derivative are now ready Since November 2019, the Chinese manufacturer Aiways has been producing the U5,…
After an exciting first round, which recorded more than 2.6 million views worldwide, the second phase begins on Saturday at 1.30 p.m. Motorsport Games…
The electric drive for the electrified recumbent bike comes from Vitesco (formerly Continental Powertrain) Series production of the Twike 5 postponed:…
Joint venture Hyvia together with Plug Power should also offer electrolysis systems and fuel pumps (update) Renault did at its eWays event in late June…
Allegedly 2,500 units already planned in the first year The Tesla Semi was presented in 2017 (Report at Motor1), but although production was promised…