Micro Mobility Systems has postponed the start of production of the Microlino until mid-March 2022, citing ongoing bottlenecks in the global supply chain. The first 500 vehicles will also be built as a special edition model.
The plan is to start production in mid-March 2022 in a slow ramp-up and deliver the first customer vehicles in April or May in Switzerland and soon after in Germany, according to the Swiss company.
"Since the successful IAA in September, we have put all the energy into setting up our own production in Turin to bring the Microlino to market as soon as possible," Merlin Ouboter writes in the blog post. "The current Covid 19 situation and the resulting difficulties in the global supply chain have certainly not been the easiest of times for our project," he says, adding that even "standard parts like simple connectors for the wiring harness" are in short supply and have lead times of up to 50 weeks.
But Ouboter also pointed to the progress being made in Turin, posting a video of the chassis production line, saying they were already producing vehicles for testing and process optimization, "but at a much slower rate due to the lack of parts and the lack of larger volumes."