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The Fiat Topolino has returned as a fully electric quadricycle

Move over Citroen Ami, the ‘baby mouse’ is back!

Published: 31 May 2023
 

If your heart hasn’t already melted at the sight of the image above, perhaps the translation of its name will help defrost thine icy veins. Fiat has revealed the first image of its new, really very small electric car and given it a name which literally means ‘baby mouse’.

BABY MOUSE! This is the upcoming Fiat Topolino, which is the Italian carmaker's take on the Citroen Ami. Technically not a fully electric ‘car’, then, but a fully electric quadricycle. It is also fully adorable.

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Fiat hasn’t revealed any technical details of Mickey Mouse – sorry, the Topolino – but the Ami it is based on features a 6kW electric motor and a 5.5kWh battery. That car tops out at under 30mph and gets up to 47 miles of range.

Though, do numbers and raw stats really matter in a car this cute? Fiat itself says the new topo aims to “bring a smile” and “joy, optimism and fun” back to our dour, grey streets. It also says it is “fit for every generation”, so like the Ami, wants to appeal to a younger generation.

“The all-electric Fiat Topolino quadricycle is ready to contribute to expanding urban electric mobility and bring all the optimism of its namesake to an accessible, all-electric version that encapsulates all the coolness of the Fiat 500,” said Fiat.

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Indeed, Topolino was the name given to the very first Fiat 500 from 1936, because it was then one of the world’s smallest cars. Melted, yet?

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