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Monday, 19 November 2018 22:55

On the Lighter Side: 22 Of The Smallest Vehicles in the World

Written by Christopher McFadden, Interesting Engineering



20. Uniti One is a new fancy microcar

Year of first production: 2018


Length (meters): 2.91


Worlds smallest cars Uniti One web

Source: Uniti


The Uniti One is a small all-electric microcar with two seats. It has a top range of 300 km on a single charge powered by a 15-24 kWh Lithium-Ion battery.


According to the manufacturer, Uniti (A 2016 Swedish startup) it has a 0-80 km/m in 4 seconds and a top speed of 130 km/h. The company plans to roll-out 50,000 units a year when full production is achieved.


21. The Fiat 500 is a classic

Year of first production: 1957


Length (meters): 2.97


Worlds smallest cars Fiat 500 web

Source: IFCAR/Wikimedia Commons


The Fiat 500 is something of a celebrity in the small car market. It has recently experienced something of a renaissance.


The original was built between 1957 and 1975 and was powered by a rear-mounted 479-594 cc, two-cylinder, air-cooled engine. Originally it was called the Nuova when it first launched in 1957 and was one of the world's first purpose-built cars for urban use.


22. The Reliant Robin is famous

Year of first production: 1973


Length (meters): 3.327


Worlds smallest cars Reliant Robin web

Source: Dennis Elzinga/Wikimedia Commons


Although one of the larger small cars on the list it wouldn't be complete without the infamous Reliant Robin. Known primarily for its starring role in "Only Fools and Horses", the Robin is an iconic three-wheeled car in its own right.


It was produced by the Reliant Motor Company, based in Tamworth, UK, over a thirty year period. The Robin is the second-most popular fiberglass car in history.


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