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Fiat previews the super cute, fully electric Topolino

The charming Italian EV can be the perfect runabout in the city

Fiat goes back to the Topolino’s roots with this new electrified version. PHOTO FROM FIAT

The Fiat 500 or Topolino, which is Italian for “little mouse,” has grown significantly bigger over the years. Though its dimensions can still be considered diminutive, the current version is far much larger than the ones that came before it.

The older 500s are so small that the 'Topolino' name does make sense. PHOTOS FROM FIAT

The first 500s were only around 3.2m long, 1.3m wide, and 1.4m tall. But the current ones measure up from 3.5m to 4.1m long, 1.6m to almost 1.8m wide, and almost 1.5m to 1.7m tall. And so, this little mouse isn’t small anymore.

The new 500 and 500L models are too big to be called a ‘little mouse’. PHOTOS FROM FIAT

That is why Fiat has previewed what a new Topolino should be like. The Italian carmaker did not provide much technical information about the new city car. For now, all we know is it will be 100% electric. But based on the image shared, the new Topolino will be really small, enough for Fiat to call it a quadricycle and not a car.

We all have to wait and see what this new city car will offer. But if Fiat does make this—and price it right—we’re sure that this will give other small EVs (like the Jetour Ice Cream) some serious competition.

Red Santiago

A jack of all trades, Red is passionate about cars, motorcycles and audio. He sometimes drives for a ride-hailing app company—just because he really loves driving.