5 of the Smallest Cars You Can Buy

5 of the Smallest Cars You Can Buy

In today’s world of high gas prices and serious pollution problems, many people are looking into innovative ways to drive their cars. Some people like the idea of hybrid electric cars while others are looking into alternative fuel sources, and then there are the people who believe in microcars and minicars.

The technical definition of a microcar varies from country to country, but some things all microcars tend to share in common is the fact that they only seat up to two people and are much lighter than regular sized cars, and thus utilize less gas and have less wear on the tires. Many micro and minicars are electric cars, so no gas is required at all. Minicars, also known as city cars or subcompacts, can be commonly found on the road – they’re just cars that are smaller than the average full sized car.

If you’re still not sure what a microcar or a minicar is, check out the following five smallest cars you can buy for further information.

1. Pininfarina Bluecar – The Pininfarina Bluecar isn’t just a minicar – it’s an electric car as well. This car became available for purchase in 2009 and sadly for the rest of the world, is only available in France. The original prototype of this car was produced by Bolloré, another French company. This car has a top speed of 130 kilometers an hour and can go from 0-60 in 6.3 seconds. Not bad for a car that only weights 660 pounds.

2. Th!nk City – The Th!nk City electric car is manufactured by the Norwegian electric car company Think Global. The car comes in two models: a two seater and a four seater. It is only available in Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, French, Switzerland and Finland. The company hopes to bring the car to the United States by 2011. It has a top speed of 110 kilometers an hour and only requires around ten hours to reach full charge.

3. Daihatsu Copen – The Copen is a snazzy little two seater roadster by the Japanese company Daihatsu. It was first unveiled to the public in 1999. The Copen weighs 1,830 pounds and can go up to 170 kilometers an hour depending on the type of engine used. The Copen is only available in Japan, Europe, South Africa, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

4. Smart Fortwo – As the name implies, this microcar is designed for two. It was originally known as the Smart City Coupé when it was introduced in 1998. By 2008, Smart, the manufacturer, delivered an all electric version of the car known as the Fortwo ed. The Fortwo is available in Australia, Canada, China, Japan and the United States.

5. Kandi Coco – In addition to running for the title of smallest car, the Kandi Coco is also striving for the title of cheapest car. In Oklahoma, you can get this electric car for $895 thanks for Federal stimulus money. Although not as good as other small commercial vehicles for sale – it can only reach 25 miles per hour and gets about 50 to 60 miles per full charge – for the price you pay it’s certainly worth it.

This post was provided Complete Insurance; a website offering information about auto insurance in Toronto and the rest of Ontario.

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