We’ve discussed BMW building a smaller, city-type car, in the past. It looks as though they mean to build it. And, according to Left Lane News, bring it to the US.

>In order to comply with upcoming regulations in California as well as major city centers around the world that require zero-emissions vehicles, BMW is preparing its smallest vehicle in recent memory. The small city car, would be called Isetta and be a result of the recently launched Project i unit, charged with developing the car.

In other news outlets it’s probably worth noting that there are reports that this car still has an outside chance of being branded a MINI. You can read more below.

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