In a few ways, Microcars are the precursors to today's NEVs and other small cars like the Smart. Microcars grew out of the post-WWII era in Europe when concern wasn't on building small cars because they were
, but because materials were not readily available. Over the years, these small and noisy little buggers grew to be favored by some and admired by many.
Now a new book, Microcars at Large!, covers the history and development or many microcars, including all the best-loved cars like the Isetta and Bond Bug. The book, by Adam Quellin, features picture of each model and compares early microcars with their modern counterparts. It's available now from