Rare BMW Isetta will gain a second life as an electric car

Rare BMW Isetta will gain a second life as an electric car

January 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German company Artega revealed the cost of the electric city car Karo-Isetta, developed on the basis of the iconic miniature BMW of the 1950s. So, a 2-seater car in retro style can be ordered already after 2 weeks at a price of 17 995 to 21 995 euros

The Artega electric model resembles BMW’s post-war city car only in style: the model is built on a steel chassis, the Voltabox lithium-ion battery is located under the floor, allowing the car to cover a distance of up to 200 km on a single charge. The car can accelerate as much as 90 km / h.

  Appearance Artega Karo-Isetta does not fully coincide with its ideological predecessor: the novelty is larger and has a larger glazing area, diode optics and plastic bumpers. But the concept of the auto-bubble, which has a single door that opens forward, 4 tiny wheels and a 2-seater passenger compartment, has not changed. It is worth noting the original design of the charger connector: the designers stylized it under the fuel tank cap.

 It is noteworthy that in 2019, another company – Micro Mobility Systems – had already announced the release of a small Microlino electric car based on the BMW Isetta. The Swiss company estimated its own development at 12,000 euros and received 16,000 pre-orders. The novelty should appear on sale in 2021.

Having learned about the competitor, Micro Mobility Systems sued Artego, demanding that the “Germans” change the design of their city car. As a result, automakers were able to agree.

It was also previously reported that the Japanese automaker announced the cost of the Nissan Leaf 2020 electric hatchback.