The world’s smallest eco car will shortly go on sale in Europe priced at £5600. The ‘Volpe’ is just one-metre wide, 1.5 metres tall, weighs just 350kg and can squeeze into the smallest of gaps, which means the commute to work can continue right up to the office, where the car can be charged at your desk.
The ‘Volpe’ is the brainchild of Italian Romano Artioli, former owner of the Bugatti and Lotus brands. Isabella Artioli, vice president of Volpe, said ‘Volpe is for every urban dweller desiring to move around town in style, independently, without losing time in traffic and to look for a parking space. It is not only an idea; Volpe is a precious instrument in the service of who lives in the city. It is freedom of movement, without a need to compromise.’
The Volpe has a top speed of 30mph and no room for luggage but the mini-motor can squeeze into spaces left between two parked cars on a regular street and has been launched in a bid to ease traffic congestion.