• Swiss company Micro Mobility Systems designed Microlino, a tiny electric vehicle.
  • Micro says the vehicle is not a car, but the “ideal mix” between a car and a motorbike.
  • The vehicle fits two adults and can charge in any outlet.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

This tiny Swiss vehicle is the cutest way to get around a city, and it’s available for preorder now. Manufacturer Micro is adamant that the Microlino is not a car, but the vehicle still seems like a fun ride. 

Micro Mobility Systems is still waiting on a design approval for the US, but its European version is set to ship in 2021.

Take a look.

Micro, which also produced the Microletta e-scooter, is marketing the Microlino vehicle as “the ideal mix between motorbike and car.”

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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The Microlino is only 2.4 meters, or just under 8 feet, long.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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Due to its small size, the Microlino can cross-park, perfect for city driving.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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The small size also comes with some tradeoffs, of course. The vehicle maxes out around 55 mph, but that should be plenty for city driving.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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But, the Microlino can also fully charge in four hours, while plugged into a regular household outlet, or in just one hour at a Type One electric vehicle charger.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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It has a range of about 77 miles with the base battery or 124 miles with an upgraded battery.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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It has one door, which opens from the front of the vehicle.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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The interior looks a little tight, with a bench seat.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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Micro assures customers that the vehicle fits everything you need: “Space for two adults and three beer crates.”

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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It has a smart display dashboard…

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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…and a sun roof.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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The Microlino will start shipping in 2021 in Switzerland and Germany, and then expand into other countries from there.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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Micro told Business Insider that the Microlino already has about 18,000 preorders for the $13,000 vehicle.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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Making the Microlino energy efficient was a top concern for designers, and Micro says that producing this vehicle requires 60% less energy than the average electric car.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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Colors and interiors are customizable.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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The vehicle will come in eight colors: “Zurich Blue, Milano Red, Amsterdam Orange, Paris Mint, Barcelona Brown, London Grey, Gotham Black, and Vienna White.”

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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The Microlino doesn’t have a US release date yet, and Micro said that it will first have to make design changes to meet US requirements.

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Microlino electric vehicle.

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And see it in action here.

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