The 80th edition of EICMA, the International Motorcycle Exhibition, is underway in Milan, Italy, and one of the most eye-catching vehicles on display is the new Fiat Topolino, a compact, fun, and 100% electric car that pays homage to the iconic model from the 1930s. The Topolino, which means “little mouse” in Italian, is designed to offer a sustainable and joyful mobility solution for urban environments with zero emissions, reduced noise, and a charming retro style.
Two versions: one spirit
The Fiat Topolino comes in two versions: the closed one, which has a conventional roof and doors, and the Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita, which features a rollable fabric sunroof and open-air doors reminiscent of the beach buggies of the 1960s. Both versions have the same price of 9,890 euros (about $11,400), which can be reduced by applying state incentives for electric quadricycles. The Topolino can be purchased online with just three clicks, making it one of the most accessible and easy-to-buy electric cars on the market.
The Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita has a range of up to 75 km (about 47 miles) in the WMTC cycle and can reach a maximum speed of 45 km/h (about 28 mph). It can fully recharge in less than four hours with a regular Schuko plug. The Topolino also boasts a low carbon footprint, as it does not produce harmful emissions and contributes to the environmental sustainability of urban areas.
A tribute to the history and innovation of Fiat
The Fiat Topolino is a tribute to the history and innovation of Fiat, the Italian car manufacturer that has been producing affordable and popular vehicles since 1899. The original Fiat 500, or Topolino, was launched in 1936. Thanks to its small size, low cost, and cheerful personality, it became one of Italy and Europe's most successful and beloved cars. The Topolino was also the first car to feature a front-mounted engine and a rear-wheel drive, setting a new standard for the industry.
The new Topolino inherits its predecessor's spirit and name but adds a modern and stylish twist with exclusive accessories and features that make it stand out. The Topolino Dolcevita, in particular, evokes the glamour and elegance of the Italian lifestyle with its Cabrio roof, door rope, silver exterior finishing, vintage mirrors, Dolcevita door sills, wheels cover, rear carriage, and bag hook. The Topolino also has a docking station that houses the driver's smartphone, allowing them to access navigation, entertainment, and connectivity functions.
A new target and a new way of mobility
The Fiat Topolino is not only a car but also a new way of mobility aimed at a new target of customers. Thanks to its quadricycle homologation, the Topolino can be driven by anyone aged 14 and over. It is an ideal vehicle for young people who want to enjoy the freedom and fun of driving safely and responsibly. The Topolino is also suitable for families, couples, and singles who want to move around the city quickly and in style without worrying about traffic, parking, or pollution.
The Topolino is also a versatile and adaptable vehicle that can fit any context and offer multiple possibilities. The Topolino can be used for commuting, shopping, leisure, tourism, and even sports, thanks to its optional accessories, such as the shower head that makes it perfect for the beach or the e-bike rack that allows the driver to carry their electric bicycle and extend their mobility options. The Topolino is also a social and friendly vehicle that can create a sense of community and belonging among its owners and fans.
A star of EICMA 2023
The Topolino is one of the stars of EICMA 2023, the most important and long-lived two-wheeler event showcasing the latest motorcycle and bicycle industry innovations and trends. The Topolino is displayed in a dedicated space where visitors can admire its design, features, and performance and even book a test drive to experience its driving sensations. The Topolino is also part of the EICMA NFT 2023 Collection, a series of digital artworks celebrating the exhibition's most iconic and representative vehicles.
The Topolino is not the only electric vehicle that Fiat presented at EICMA 2023. The Italian brand also unveils the Fiat 500e, the electric version of its best-selling city car, which combines the classic and timeless design 500 with the latest technology and sustainability features. The Fiat 500e ranges up to 320 km (about 199 miles) and can be recharged up to 80% in 35 minutes with a fast charger. The Fiat 500e also offers high comfort, safety, and connectivity, with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and blind spot detection.
The Fiat Topolino and the Fiat 500e are expressions of Fiat’s vision and commitment to develop a joyful and complete electrification that can transform urban mobility into a relaxing and enjoyable experience for everyone. With these vehicles, Fiat brings joy, color, and the spirit of the Dolce Vita to EICMA 2023 and the world's streets.