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The Topolino, officially the first Fiat 500, was built between 1936 and 1955, with a mission to power impoverished Italy in the midst of the post-war period. Light and powered by a small and economical engine, its main asset was its friendly, charismatic aesthetic, to the point of justifying the name Topolino, or Mickey Mouse in Italian, a character that emerged four years earlier.
Committed to restoring historic Topolino, and keeping it small, accessible and economical, like the original model, the dairy-based manufacturer decided to deliver the Citroën Amiwhich also created a file Opel Rox E. Approved as a quad bike with space for only two people, the model features an all-plastic body and a youthful atmosphere, while electric and cheap.
Who delivers the news is Europe Car Newsnoting that Fiat will be able to give Topolino a more developed character by resorting to retractable fabric roofSimilar to what the beautiful model also introduced in 1936. The Fiat Topolino will install the same 6 kW (8.2 hp) engine as the Ami, as well as the same 5.5 kWh battery, ensuring a top speed of 45 km/h – mandatory Because it’s a quad bike – and its range is 75 km.
With just 471 kg (already with battery, but without driver), the futuristic Topolino will be 2.41m long, well below the 3.21m Fiat 86-year-old’s, and deliver 8.2hp compared to the 13hp extracted from the 569cc four-cylinder engine. cube.
The Topolino electric’s lower power will be compensated for by its motor’s higher torque, combined with lower weight. It remains to hope that, unlike what happened with the Opel Rocks-e, identical in everything to the Ami, Invest a little more To give the small electric quad bike an air akin to the late Tobolino, whose battery is supposed to hit the market in 2023.
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