The Microlino is the first project with the "reduce to the max" vision. When designing the electric mini car, the team considered the density of cities and what is really essential. People tend to travel alone, they don't have much more than a handbag and usually struggle to find a park. Most city cars are over engineered with more space and bulk than you need. When the old ISO Rivolta from 1950s was discovered, it was the perfect concept. The old beauty was built to be an affordable car after World War II. Although it's charming looks and size were great, driving the Rivolta was clunky and noisy. The research project started to determined how to transform this car of the past into something of the future. Altering the old model from gas to electric. The reaction was great, people were awed by this little retro car. It was then decided that the Microlino needed to be developed.
The Microlino is the old Rivolta redesigned into a modern vechile while still keeping it's retro charm. It's simplist design has all you need for inner city travel. Urban drivers the average speed is 35km/hr, travelling an average 30km and with 1.2 people in the car. The Microlino has two seats, 100km range, max speed of 100km/hr, more than you need. Being only 2.4 meters long it can squeeze between parked cars with space. It has a handy front entrance to zip in and out of. There is no built in sound system but bluetooth speakers that can connect to any smartphone. And of course it's electric! The car can be charged easily at any conventional power sockets and be fully charged in a few hours.