We don't know if you're aware of this, but bubble cars are... or rather they
were a brilliant investment. Mint condition and rare units have gone past
the million euro mark. So that means buying an old Isetta and using it as
your new daily is out of the question. But there is a company that makes an
While not officially connected to vintage bubble cars, the Microlino is a
Swiss electric cabin scooter that evokes the Isetta, with its front-mounted
door. The model has already received something like 10,000 orders and you
can now also configure one online to make it your own with colors and
In Switzerland, the price list starts at CHF 13,500 or about 12,500 euros.
The “Long Range” variant with a range of 200 instead of 125 kilometers costs
2,500 euros extra.
According to the company, “The goal was to create a vehicle, which was
inspired by the bubble cars from the ’50s, but with modern design and
technology. In addition, it should be eco-friendly in production and during
While customers are waiting for their orders to be fulfilled, Microlino has
released a bunch of cool little videos. In one of them, it goes up against a
Ferrari to show the nimble little machine can be a joy to drive around town.
It's also a head-turner, but we already knew that.
The Microlino's top speed is 90 km/h (56 mph) and range is estimated at
125-200 km (78-125 mi) with either an 8 kWh or 14.4 kWh lithium iron
phosphate battery pack. That doesn't sound amazing, but look at those tiny
wheels and tell us you want to go any faster.