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  1. Microlino launch in Sweden: The next era of micromobility

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    Source: Micro

    The launch of the Microlino in Sweden, facilitated by Louwman Sverige AB, marks the beginning of a new era in micromobility, offering a climate-smart and stylish transportation alternative designed for urban living.

    A perfect urban companion

    The Microlino, a compact electric vehicle with room for two, achieves a top speed of 90 km/h and boasts an impressive range of up to 228 km. Classified under the EU’s L7e vehicle category as a four-wheeled motorcycle, it offers significant advantages including access to specific bus lanes and exemption from congestion charges. Additionally, it can be driven with a regular B driver’s license, making it highly accessible for urban dwellers.

    Meeting the needs of modern cities

    As urban areas face challenges like noise, pollution, and congestion, the Microlino is designed to address these issues by providing a silent, climate-smart, and space-efficient mode of transportation. The goal is to improve urban living and make commuting not just bearable, but enjoyable.

    A vision for sustainable urban mobility

    The Microlino is our contribution to functional sustainability solutions for urban areas, and we are happy to now offer the Microlino to the Swedish market together with Louwman Sverige. Our vision is to replace every second long-distance car in a household with a Microlino, and we are convinced that the need for eco-friendly and weather-protected micromobility will continue to grow in Stockholm and other Swedish cities,” say Merlin and Oliver Ouboter, founders of Microlino AG.

    Louwman Sverige AB: Expanding the horizons of individual mobility

    Louwman Sverige AB, known for its direct sales approach and tailored customer service, has successfully sold Suzuki passenger cars directly to customers for several years. Now, they introduce the ground breaking Microlino to the Swedish market. “Here, Microlino fits perfectly,” says Sandra Hilton, brand manager at Louwman Sverige AB. “It is light, energy-efficient, has plenty of space for two plus a couple of weekend bags – or the week’s grocery shopping. With a width of just under 1.5 meters and a length of 2.5 meters, you can drive right into any small space and step out directly onto the sidewalk. It’s hard to imagine a smarter city vehicle!

    Launch details

    The Swedish sales launch for Microlino is set for June 1, 2024, with prices starting at 269,900 SEK. Orders and test drive bookings can be made at www.microlino.se. Initially, test drives and deliveries will be available in the Stockholm area, with plans to expand to more of Sweden’s major cities over time.

    Louwman Sverige AB is located at Vretenvägen 10, 171 54 Solna. Service will be provided by Mechanum Sverige AB in Skarpnäck, a workshop entirely focused on electric vehicles, ensuring top-notch quality and customer satisfaction. Soon, advantageous financing solutions will also be offered through Louwman Sverige’s new partner in vehicle financing, Toyota Kreditbank GmbH, Sweden Branch, with insurance provided by Länsförsäkringar.

  2. From E-Mobility to Combustion: Microlino’s Groundbreaking Transition

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    In an unexpected twist of events that’s set to shake the foundations of the car industry and perhaps, ignite a spark in the hearts of policymakers across Europe, Microlino has announced a revolutionary change in its production line. Buckling under the pressure of unsupported L7e electric vehicle infrastructure and burgeoning import taxes, the beloved compact EV maker is taking a bold leap – back in time.

    From Electric Dreams to Combustion Realities

    Yes, you read that right. In a move that’s bound to raise more than a few eyebrows, Microlino is saying goodbye to its electric dreams and embracing the age-old combustion engine. “Given the lack of government support in various European countries and the imposition of import taxes, we’ve been pushed to rethink our strategy,” explains Wim Ouboter, CEO & Founder of Micro. “Moreover, being part of the L7e category, which sadly doesn’t play a role in the CO2 calculations, denies us the benefits that giants like Tesla enjoyed in the past, reaping 700 million from the government annually.”

    Innovative Partnership: The New Engine from India

    In an exciting development, Microlino announces that the origin of the new combustion engine will be India – a country globally recognized for its expertise in manufacturing high-quality and premium motorcycles. “For our latest step, we have entered into a partnership with one of the leading experts in the motorcycle industry. This collaboration symbolizes our continuous pursuit of innovation and the highest quality, even as we venture into the realm of combustion engines.” With this move, Microlino underscores its commitment to excellence and the willingness to explore unconventional paths to find the best solutions.

    A Nostalgic Solution to Modern Problems

    The decision, which comes after much deliberation and a hint of desperation, is seen as a pragmatic step back to a time when combustion was king. “It’s simple, really,” continues Ouboter. “If the world doesn’t support our electric ambitions, we’ll save costs where it hurts the most – the battery.”
    This drastic shift not only highlights the financial and regulatory challenges faced by electric microcars but also shines a spotlight on the broader issue of electric vehicle support in Europe. “Our move to combustion is a cheeky nod to the political sarcasm that surrounds the L7e vehicle category in most European countries. A lack of support? Fine, we’ll just save the planet the old-fashioned way.”

    About Micro

    Founded in 1999 by Wim Ouboter, Micro has established itself as a pioneer in urban micro-mobility, notably with the invention of the first kick scooter designed for city travel. In 2013, the company expanded into electric mobility solutions and initiated collaborations with renowned automotive brands. The development of the Microlino, led by Ouboter’s sons Merlin and Oliver, began in 2015 as a PR stunt for the Geneva Auto Show, but due to overwhelming public interest, it evolved into full-scale production. As a family-owned business, Micro is committed to innovation, quality, and sustainability, a commitment recognized through numerous awards.
    For more information, visit www.microlino-car.com.

    Microlino with combustion engine
  3. Microlino: the Pioneer Series – Digital launch

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    LEVA-EU member Micro Mobility Systems has unveiled the launch edition of the Microlino – limited to 999 vehicles

    After six years in the public eye, the Microlino is ready to take to the streets, driving off a production line based in Turin, Italy. The Pioneer Series vehicles are equipped with a 10.5kWh battery giving up to 177km of range. Additionally, the Microlino incorporates a sunroof and premium vegan leather and suede interiors for a truly luxury light electric vehicle experience.

    See the full launch video here.

    To celebrate the upcoming launch of the Microlino, Micro Mobility Systems will host a virtual launch event on their channel, Tuesday 24th May 2022, at 5 pm. Future launch dates, memberships, and other exclusive benefits will be shared.

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