OK, it's not a bike, but it is electric... Bubble cars are back!

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Does it suffer the issue a teacher at school had? Drove into his garage right to the front. No reverse gear (*), and no room to open forward opening door.

(*) I think it was classified as a motor cycle.
 

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Announced a long while ago at a too high £14,000, now at a ridiculous £22,000. the rather flimsy Microlino has no hope. The full size, well equipped MG EVs start at £30,000, not much more, and there will be better small EVs from China shortly, if we in Europe don't kill them with anti-dumping taxes.
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Renault discontinueed manufacture of the Twizi in September 2023. Being in truth a moped with four wheels and not a car, it failed in the market.

It will be replaced by a similar car under a new brand name as the Mobilise Duo, but unlike the Twizy it will sensibly have the two seats side by side and the cargo version will be far more practical. Unfortunately though it will only be rentable of first and will be cursed with having no key, only operable though another idiotic App. (No Smart Phone signal and you're stranded, when will these bloody morons learn)

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Does it suffer the issue a teacher at school had? Drove into his garage right to the front. No reverse gear (*), and no room to open forward opening door.

(*) I think it was classified as a motor cycle.
Allegedly, from an owner I used to know, that is why the last generation of front opening bubble cars all had sun roofs!
 
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Not for me ... worrying about low steps as it's getting difficult to manage a cross-bar. I can't image clambering out of a sunroof!
 
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Not for me ... worrying about low steps as it's getting difficult to manage a cross-bar. I can't image clambering out of a sunroof!
Different health and safety environment back then! The idea made me laugh when I first heard it, and still does!