Four-hour recharge and 50 mph top speed could make it a contender

Micro, the Switzerland-based electric-mobility company, premiers a brand new concept for EV fans who prefer to have their fists in the wind – the Microletta. It’s an electric scooter that combines the fun of a tandem-seat two-wheeler with the safety and stability of a Delta trike, and is not entirely unlike Piaggio’s MP3 in its configuration.

  • 2021 Micro Microletta: Our First Look at the Newest Electric Three-Wheeled Scooter
  • Year:
    2021
  • Top Speed:
    50 mph (Est.)

Micro Microletta: Fast recharge and respectable top speed

2021 Micro Microletta: Our First Look at the Newest Electric Three-Wheeled Scooter
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2021 Micro Microletta: Our First Look at the Newest Electric Three-Wheeled Scooter
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2021 Micro Microletta: Our First Look at the Newest Electric Three-Wheeled Scooter
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The Microletta seems to visually channel the Italian scooter style with a full-width legguard and common fairing that encloses the instrumentation, headlight, and handlebar in one neat, clean little package. The aerodynamic front fairing is equally crisp, and it secrets away the underpinnings that allow the front wheels to lean into the turns. Not only does this deliver improved safety during emergency stops, but the dual front-wheel configuration has proven to be very popular in areas with cobblestone/brick roads as it doubles your traction up front.

A full step-through allows for maximal ease when mounting and dismounting, and a long bench seat leaves lots of room for fore-and-aft position changes. Flip-out footpegs and generous J.C. handles on the sides let you share the fun with a friend.

Under the flip-up seat, a pair of battery packs store 4.2 kWh worth of juice to turn out a range of 62 miles (100 km) per charge, plus the packs can easily be removed and charged while you’re at work/school/whatever in four hours or less. Not only is that very convenient, but it effectively doubles the range you can travel before you make it back to the house. Since most trips/commutes are less than 60 miles, that range makes the Microletta a viable option for urban commuters. Top speed is 50 mph (80 km/h), which makes it able to tackle slow to mid-speed roads, and in certain areas in Europe and the U.S., it can be operated with a regular drivers license sans motorcycle endorsement.

Micro Electric-Mobility

2021 Micro Microletta: Our First Look at the Newest Electric Three-Wheeled Scooter
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2021 Micro Microletta: Our First Look at the Newest Electric Three-Wheeled Scooter
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This isn’t the company’s first foray into the EV sector. Its electric “city car”, the Microlino, already sees light of day and garnered over 17,000 reservations for the release of its second-generation model. The factory also produces a push-scooter style EV in a range of trim levels and range capabilities along with a folding bicycle, the Micro E-Bike.

Micro got its start back in 1997 in the kick-scooter sector, and by 2015, it had the Microlino city car on the drafting table. As more and more commuters become environmentally aware, I expect displaced-footprint vehicles like these to play a greater role meeting the world’s locomotion needs.

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Source: Micro Mobility

TJ Hinton
T.J got an early start from his father and other family members who owned and rode motorcycles, and by helping with various mechanical repairs throughout childhood. That planted a seed that grew into a well-rounded appreciation of all things mechanical, and eventually, into a formal education of same. Though primarily a Harley rider, he has an appreciation for all sorts of bikes and doesn't discriminate against any particular brand or region of origin. He currently holds an Associate's degree in applied mechanical science from his time at the M.M.I.  Read More
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