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Forget SUVs. These auto makers think tiny electric cars are the next big thing

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Americans have long had a love affair with big SUVs that can carry more people and stuff than they usually need to transport and go much further than most of us drive in a day. But now there's a number of start ups that are betting they can sell car shoppers on vehicles that offer the exact opposite.

But now there's a number of start ups that are betting they can sell car shoppers on vehicles that offer the exact opposite.

These companies are unveiling tiny electric cars that will carry just one or two people and, in many cases, go relatively short distances on a single charge.

One hurdle, though, might be the price tag: These car companies are asking consumers to consider their small size and cute designs to be benefits worth paying nearly as much as a larger car.

But Muljar wanted to find an even tougher market to start selling his tiny three-wheeled car, the GT100.

The cars will sell for $24,000 for the hard-top version, Muljar said, and $29,000 for a planned convertible.

Nobe, which is pronounced like "no bay," is already planning its next product, a small four-wheeled pickup truck.

The Microlino is most clearly inspired by the classic BMW Isetta and similar "bubble cars" that were produced in Europe in the years following World War II.

There are currently no plans to sell the Mircolino in the United States where, as a four-wheeled car, it would have to meet the US's strict automobile safety standards.

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