Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Microlino 2.0 and Microletta, two retro-looking electric mobility concepts

Micro Mobility has introduced the first generation Microlino mini electric car in 2018. And now, the Swiss automaker has unveiled its latest vision of micro-urban mobility with a three-wheeled motorcycle called Microletta and Microlino 2.0. These are the two sympathetic, retro-looking electric vehicles that are more beautiful, cuter, more secure.

The Microlino is a microcar inspired by the classic Italian car BMW Isetta, and Microletta is a three-wheeled scooter, a concept that is debuted in the Geneva Motor Show 2020.

Microlino 2.0:

It has undergone some modifications to meet certain safety standards, so the structure of the vehicle has been changed. The engine is no longer on the rear axle; it is mounted on the chassis, and the batteries are placed on the floor instead of being in the passenger compartment. Its weight is around half a ton.

The Microlino 2.0 views.
The Microlino 2.0 views.

The Microlino 2.0 is now equipped with a more powerful engine, which provides approximately 15% more efficiency. In any case, it has not provided specific technical data, so we take as reference those that appear on the web, and that still corresponds to the previous version. The 20 hp propeller allows it to reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h (56 mph), and acceleration from standstill to 50 km/h (31 mph) takes just 5 seconds. The consumer can choose between an 8 or 14.4 kWh battery, with an autonomy of 125 and 200 kilometers (77 or 124 miles), respectively.

The interior has been completely redesigned and now has more space. The new dashboard has a digital display in front of the driver, which shows all the relevant information. It has the added benefit of being easily customizable by clicking on a smartphone, portable Bluetooth speakers, or other accessories.

The price of the Microlino will start from €12,000 (about $13,500), almost double what the new proposal for Citroën’s electric microcar, called AMI, costs.

The Microletta:

For its part, the Microletta is an electric motorcycle also with a retro design, with two front wheels and one rear. According to the brand, this tricycle can reach a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) and offers a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles) if the two removable batteries that are placed under the seat are used. The recharge time is 4 hours.

A three-wheeled motorcycle called Microletta.
A three-wheeled motorcycle called Microletta.

The two front wheels offer better cornering grip and a greater braking effect that offers greater safety than motorcycles and two-wheel mopeds.

The electric three-wheel scooter, whose price is about €4900 (about $5500) and requires a driving license, can now be booked online. At the moment, there are no details on a planned production start, as the company wants to focus first on starting the production of Microlino.