Green Wheels: Volpe is world’s smallest electric car [Video]May 5, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
As a weekend gift, here is the world’s smallest electric car. Italian automotive design house Zagato is making it and the car will go on sale in 2013. Price at $9,000, it’s a cute and clean car to have. Plus it is a utility car.
Though it is small it can easily seat two people, the passenger getting space right behind the driver in a motorbike kind of way. What stands out is the fact that it is a very narrow car and small but doesn’t compromise on quality. In a crowd of electric cars that look boxed up it has a very slick profile.
At 2.2m in length and 1m in width it is a very small car but the scissor doors are a great addition, as it is not looking just cool but also will let you get out in closed parking places.
As far as power is concerned two different versions will be available. One will be solely electric which will be powered by solar cells on the roof and the other one will be powered by gasoline or natural gas to recharge the batteries. The gasoline version has a top speed of 50 mph and a range of 236 miles while the electric one has a best speed of 30 mph.
You can watch the video to see the car when it moves and I am telling you it is a cute vehicle to look at.