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Bubbly Electric Cars

The Microlino is Inspired By Classic Italian Bubble Cars

— March 24, 2016 — Autos
The Microlino is an unbearably cute little electric car, developed by the noted Swiss company Micro Mobility Systems AG, that is inspired by the famous bubble car designed originally in Italy before being made famous by German automaker BMW.

This pint-sized urban vehicle has a bubble-like shape that enables two passengers to sit inside it in reasonable comfort, unlike many past bubble car offerings. This electric vehicle will offer a range in the region of 100 km allied with a maximum speed of around 100 km/h. The vehicle draws its power from an electric motor that is capable of pumping out 15 KiloWatts or 20 horsepower. The car is set to be launched in 2018 and is expected to cost somewhere between $8,950 and $11,200.

Adorable-looking and intelligently engineered, this bubble car is perfectly designed for crowded urban environments.



Trend Themes
1. Micro Mobility - The development of the Microlino electric car showcases the trend towards micro mobility, providing a compact and efficient solution for urban transportation.
2. Electric Urban Vehicles - The rise of electric urban vehicles like the Microlino addresses the need for sustainable and eco-friendly transportation options in crowded urban environments.
3. Retro Design - The Microlino's inspiration from classic bubble cars reflects the trend of incorporating retro design elements into contemporary products, appealing to consumers' nostalgia.
Industry Implications
1. Electric Vehicle Manufacturing - The Microlino showcases opportunities for innovation and growth in the electric vehicle manufacturing industry, specifically targeting urban and micro mobility solutions.
2. Urban Transportation - The development of compact electric vehicles like the Microlino highlights disruptive innovation opportunities in the urban transportation industry, aiming to solve issues of congestion and pollution.
3. Automotive Design - The incorporation of retro design elements in the Microlino presents disruptive innovation opportunities within the automotive design industry, combining nostalgia with modern technology.
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