ZURICH (Reuters) - With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s.
Chief Operating Officer Oliver (L) and his brother Chief Marketing Officer Merlin Ouboter of Swiss Microlino AG pose beside an electricpowered Microlino car in Kuesnacht, Switzerland July 13, 2018. Picture taken July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Today, two Swiss brothers are developing a new version of the twoseater, a full 56 years after BMW halted production of its famed Isetta after churning out more than 160,000 vehicles.
Oliver and Merlin Ouboter have more than 7,200 orders for their Microlino, a modern version of the Isetta which swaps the old single-cylinder petrol engine for a 20 horsepower electric moto...