The Fiat Topolino is a new electric quadricycle that aims to bring fun, style, and affordability to urban mobility. It’s inspired by the original Topolino, which means “little mouse” in Italian and was also the name of Fiat’s iconic microcar from the 1930s to the 1950s. But unlike its predecessor, which had a tiny gasoline engine, the new Topolino is powered by a zero-emission electric motor that can be recharged in less than four hours.
The Fiat Topolino is not an electric car but a quadricycle, which means it has four wheels but is classified as a light vehicle with lower speed and power limits than a regular car. In Europe, quadricycles can be driven by anyone aged 16 or older with a moped license, making them ideal for young drivers who want to get around the city without relying on public transport or their parents.
The Fiat Topolino is also compact, measuring just 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) long and 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) wide, which means it can fit into tight parking spaces and maneuver through traffic with ease. It has a range of up to 75 kilometers (46 miles) on a single charge and a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph), which is enough for most urban trips.
But the Topolino is not just practical, it’s also stylish and fun. It comes in two versions: the standard Fiat Topolino and the Fiat Topolino Dolcevita, which adds some retro flair with chrome details, vintage mirrors, wicker rope handles and a sunshade roof. Both versions have a minimalist dashboard with a smartphone holder that acts as the main interface for navigation, entertainment and connectivity. The Topolino also has some clever features like a bag hook, a rear carriage for extra storage and wheels covers that pay homage to the original model.