BMW is poised to give the go-ahead to a tiny Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) that will help to revolutionise city-centre driving. The rear-engined city car could be called Isetta and will first arrive in American showrooms in 2012.
The project was created because of new Californian regulations (soon to be copied by 12 other US states) which require big car makers to sell between a few hundred and a few thousand ZEVs every year from 2012.
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Autoexpress is reporting today that BMW may bring back the Isetta. Many of you may remember this as Urkels car. In fact, for its time the idea behind this car was to be a small urban mobility vehicle similar to the Mini, or more likely the Smart car range. With increased awareness and drive towards smaller more fuel efficient vehicles for city use, the idea of BMW bringing back the Isetta is not that far off. Of course many of the original cars design qwirks would have to be lost … CONTINUED