Microlino AG announce 3rd Prototype & Industrialization
The development is in its last phase and we have started with the preparations for production..
The third prototype is already very close to the series version in terms of the exterior and interior design.
The Microlino is a mix between a motorbike and a car designed to be efficient in production as well. Due to its small battery and lightweight construction, the production of the Microlino uses 60% less energy than a normal car. Because of the 100% electric drivetrain and the simple, yet robust construction, the Microlino needs just half as many parts as a normal car.
It features the redesigned interior with dual displays, one behind the steering wheel as a speedometer and a smaller touch display integrated in the central bar to control functions like the heating etc. The central touch display gives us more flexibility to add additional features and uses less space, compared to conventional buttons.
Another new feature is the reengineered folding roof. It was developed by Magna Car Top Systems, which is an expert in the field of convertible tops and roof systems. The new folding roof can easily be opened and closed with one hand while driving and lets in a gentle breeze. The folding roof will be available as an option and comes standard in the premium versions.
Microlino AG have started with the industrialization of the Microlino 2.0. This includes all the tools and fixtures for the series production, as well as planning the assembly steps for production. For the chassis and body, over a third of the tools are finished. Below you can see a picture of the stamping tool for the side panel,
which is one the biggest part made out of aluminum. All together this stamping tool weighs around 12 tons or 24 Microlinos!
Together with our partner CECOMP we have established a new company, Microlino Italia which will be responsible for production. At the beginning of the Microlino project we never wanted to be manufacturer ourselves but we realized that this is the only way to control the quality and at the same time reduce the cost of production.
The assembly line will be located at the premises of CECOMP in La Loggia, Turin.
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