The Top 17 World's Slowest Cars 2024

The top 17 slowest cars in the world in 2024.

The slowest cars in the world in 2024 are amazing fun slow cars to own. The highest speed they can run will surprise you. The majority of the cars here are modern vehicles. And the old ones mentioned here are still in use. Some of the cars are power by electricity. Most of these slow cars are microcars and minivans.

Due to the sizes of these cars, drivers are advised not to use them in high ways (Though the fact is being disputed by some professionals). You may have wondered, what is/are the top slowest cars in the world? This article get you covered.

The first three cars have the same top speed, and they are listed according to their top speeds. They are all pleasurable cars to drive around the city. These are the world’s slowest cars in 2024, they are,

  • Renault Twizy 45
  • Axiam Coupe Evo
  • Peel P50
  • BMW Isetta 250
  • Peugeot 106 Electrique
  • Citroen Ax Electrique
  • 2012 Chevrolet CMV
  • Reliant Robin LX
  • Fiat Seicento Elettra
  • Smart ForTwo ED (Electric Drive)

There are seven more of these cars, keep reading!


1. Axiam Coupe Evo                     

Among the slowest cars in the world is Axiam Coupe Evo
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Top speed: 28 mph (45 kph)

Engine: 21 Nm à 2500 rpm (Torque)

Horsepower: 6 kW (8, 15 CV at 3200 tr/min)

Weight: 350 kg (772 lbs)

Axiam Coupe Evo is a mini quadricycle vehicle that has a sporty and urban style. The vehicle is loved for its economizing way of consuming fuel. It has two seats. A 16-year-old teenager can drive the car in the UK and a driving license is not required.

2. Peel P50                           

Peel P50 is one of the slowest cars in the world, it has three tires.
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Top speed: 28 mph (61 kph)

Engine: 98 cc

Horsepower: 4.5 hp

Weight: 59 kg (130lb)


The car was produced in Great Britain in 1964 by PeelEngineering Co. Ltd. It is one of the rarest cars and one of the most expensive as well, that they often sell it for more than $ 170, 000. 

It was manufactured mainly for a single adult with a space for a shopping bag. Though the car is very slow, it is still better than walking with your luggage. For this, it is one of the first slow cars on the list of the slowest cars in the world in 2024. 

The mini car was popular in the headquarters of the BBC then. The car has a handle on the rear; it does not have reverse gear. With the handle on the rear, the driver can start the car and operate it as necessary.

3. Renault Twizy 45                  

Among the slowest cars in the world is Renault Twizy 45, which is also an electric car.
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Top speed: 28 mph (45 kph)

Engine: 24 lb-ft @ 0-2050 RPM (Torque)

Horsepower: 4 KW @ - RPM

Weight: 450 kg (992 lbs)

Renault Twizy 45 is among the slowest cars in the world and it is a short car that is 2.3 meters in height. It is an electric microcar. It has side doors without windows. Its battery, which is 6.1kWh, can sustain a drive for a distance of 100 km when fully charge. 

The rate of the consumption of energy of this vehicle depends on many conditions, this includes road’s gradient, environmental temperature, and so on. The car was released in 2012 after some electric car enthusiasts believe there is a place for it.  In 2007, the project was begun by electric car enthusiasts. 

Its name, Twizy, comes from its duo sit; it’s a two-seater vehicle. To recharge its battery is very simple, just to plug it into the usual household socket. Another good thing about the vehicle is that its small size enables its user to find easy parking space.

4. BMW Isetta 250                      

One of the slowest cars in the world is BMW Isetta 250.
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Top speed: 53 mph (85 kph)

Engine: 236 cc

Horsepower: 9 kW (12 hp) at 5800 rpm

Weight: 475 kg (1,047 lb)

BMW Isetta 250 is also referred to as a bubble car or Knutschkugel (in Germany). It is a little car manufactured in the years between 1955 and 1962 by the Bayerische Motorenwerke. During those years, it was one of the cars people can afford because it was less expensive. 

Among the slowest cars in the world is BMW Isetta 250. but this picture is about model 600 toshow how 250 door is being opened.
This is BMW Isetta 600 showing how BMW Isetta 250's door is also open. Image credit: Nerfer (talk) Wikimedia Commons

In fact, drivers do not need to get an expensive driver's license to use the car. With a motorcycle license, anyone can drive the vehicle. It has a single front door where the steering wheel is. 

For this, it is easy for the two adults passenger to go in and get out. The car's total length is 7.5 ft. (2.28 meters). No matter how small it is, it can comfortably occupy two adults. Its engine is at the back which is a single-cylinder four-stroke engine.

5. Peugeot 106 Electrique             

Among the slowest cars in the world is Peugeot 106 Electrique
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Top speed: 56 mph (90 kph)

Engine: 127Nm of torque

Horsepower: 20.5 kW / 28 PS / 27 hp (ECE)

Weight: 954kg (2,100 Pounds)

Peugeot 106 Electrique is an electric car that was launched 22 years ago. It was produced between the years 1998 to 2003. The car was made in the UK. The car is charged for 6 hours plugging it into a 13 amp socket.  The body style of the vehicle is a hatchback. 

The car is powered by Nickel-cadmium batteries. This makes the car to be slow and as a result, being among the slowest cars in the world. The batteries’ car has some negative effects on the capacity of the car. For example, there may be constant discharge plus occasional failure to recharge the battery.

6. Citroen Ax Electrique             

One of the slowest cars in the world is Citroen Ax Electrique.
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Top speed: 57 mph (91 kph)

Engine: DC electric motor 11kw, 1,600 rpm, 127 nm torque

Horsepower: 20 kW / 27 PS / 27 hp (net)

Weight: 72 kg

The car is an electric mini hatchback 3-door car. It is environmentally friendly, as it produces no emissions or noise. It was produced by Citroën in France in December 1993. The company produces just 374 AX Electriques.  It has an n-speed gearbox and it is a front-wheel drive. 

The total length of the vehicle outside is 3525 mm (138.8 inches). The drivers are advised to recharge the batteries any time it enters the red segment because some minutes later the battery will expire. Driving this car is like driving a car using an automatic transmission.

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7. 2012 Chevrolet CMV            

Among the slowest cars in the world is 2012 Chevrolet CMV.
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Top speed: 60 mph (97 kph)

Engine: 800 cc

Horsepower: 37 hp

Weight: Unknown

It’s a minivan produced by Chevrolet and looks like Suzuki super carry. The minivan can comfortably occupy 5 passengers. The fuel type for its engine is gasoline.

8. Reliant Robin LX                        

Reliant Robin LX is among the slowest cars in the world, which has three tires.
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Top speed:  60mph (100 kph)

Engine: 62.4 Nm / 46 lb-ft / 3500 (Torque)

Horsepower: 29.8 kW / 40.5 PS / 40 hp (DIN)/ 5500

Weight: 450 kg (992 lbs)

The car is a three-wheel, three doors car with a single tire at the front. The car was produced from 1989 to mid-1990. The car is very slow that it’s able to get to that speed mentioned above at 15.2 seconds. 

The car is 57.1 inches (1450 mm) in width and 134.3 inches (3410 mm) in length. It is a rear-wheel-drive car system, originating from Great Britain. 

9. Fiat Seicento Elettra              

One of  the slowest cars in the world is Fiat Seicento Elettra, which is an electric car as well.
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Top speed: 62 mph (100 kph)

Engine: 123 Nm (Torque)

Horsepower: 30 kW (41 hp)

Weight: 710 kg (1,570 Ibs)

Fiat Seicento Elettra is a rear-wheel that was launched in 1998. It is an electric car that is economical to use as no fuel is required. And it was produced from that year to 2003 by the Italian car manufacturing company, Fiat. It is a four-seat mini car with a small luggage area. 

Due to its speed, it is among the slowest cars in the world but the fancy car you can have. It is also less expensive to buy with its fine interior designs and its zero-emissions design. 

Its rechargeable battery is made up of 12V lead-acid units connected in series. If the battery is fully charged (It takes 8 hours to be fully charged), it can drive a range of distance of 90km. The car does not have a clutch, so the driver can only control the vehicle with its accelerator and break.

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10. Smart ForTwo ED (Electric Drive)  

Smart ForTwo ED is among the slowest cars in the world.
Image credit: Norbert Aepli, Switzerland

Top speed: 62 mph (100 kph)

Engine: 118 Torque @ RPM

Horsepower: 80 HP / 118 LB-FT

Weight: 2,363 LBS

Here is another car that does not use gasoline. It is a two-seat mini car.  Smart ForTwo ED is an electric car made in 2013/2014. The car was co-developed with French carmaker Renault. 

Its rechargeable battery is a 17.6-kWh lithium-ion pack battery. When the battery is fully charged, it can drive a long range of distance up to 58 miles.

11. 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle  

Among the slowest cars in the world is the famous 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle.
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Top speed: 62 mph (100 kph)    

Engine: 600 cc four-cylinder

Horsepower: 60 hp

Weight: 789.251 kg (1740 lbs)

This car is an iconic car either convertible or not. It was made and marketed by Volkswagen (a German automaker). The super beetle is different from the regular ones from its large rear window. 

It is also one of the most produced cars, that in 1973, more than 16 million of the cars have been produced. The production of the car started in 1938 and it ends in 1980. This beetle is still in use and it is among the slowest cars in the world in 2024. 

Though the real production of the car started in the 1940s because of the ongoing war then. It is an economical car that can occupy four passengers comfortably.

12. Tata Nano                           

Tata Nano is a beautiful mini car and it is among the slowest cars in the world.
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Top speed: 65 mph (105 kph)

Engine: 624 cc, 37 bhp @ 5500 RPM

Horsepower: 37 bhp @ 5500 RPM

Weight: 600 kg (1,323 Ibs)

Tata motors launch the minicar in 2009. The production stopped in 2018. The four-door car is also known as Tata GenX Nano. The car exterior is classic, as it has large windscreens, small wheels, and a tall body. 

The car is 3164mm in length and its width is 1750mm. It is a perfect city car with its petrol engine. It has 4 gears and it is a rear-wheel drive. The Tata nano tire is tubeless and its price is economical.

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13. 1993 Hummer H1                     

Among the slowest cars is1993 Hummer H1, though it is an SUV.
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Top speed: 65.24 mph (105 kph)

Engine: 6.2 V8 (152 Hp) 4x4 Automatic

Horsepower: 152 Hp @ 3600 rpm

Weight: 3160 kg (6966.61 lbs)

The SUV model was produced from 1992 to 2006. The specification mentioned above is for the ’93 model. The models were designed mainly for the U.S Army. 1993 Hummer H1 was designs for war and its inside is comfortable for passengers because it is a big vehicle. 

After which the SUV with four doors was introduced to the market. It is an all-wheel-drive system with four seats. It is a big SUV and it is among the slowest cars in the world today.

The SUV tire pressure can be decreased or increased by the driver. You cannot see a new one to buy; it’s only second-hand since Hummer has stopped production.

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14. 1990 Suzuki Super Carry Family  

This mini van is among the slowest cars in the world which is1990 Suzuki Super Carry Family.
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Top speed: 68 mph (109 kph)

Engine: 1L (970 cm³) (capacity)

Horsepower: 33 kW (45 PS(Hp))

Weight: 815 kg

The production of the minivan started in 1961. It was manufactured from that year to 1982 by Suzuki (A Japanese automaker). Although the cargo van of this vehicle is still available. Especially in Pakistan, vehicles are used as taxis and ambulances. It is also a front-wheel-drive vehicle.

15. Daihatsu Cuore (L60)             

Daihatsu Cuore (L60) is a micro car and among the slowest cars in the world.
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Top speed: 68 mph (105 kph)

Engine: 39 Nm (29 lb-ft) @ 3500 rpm (Torque)

Horsepower: 30 ps (30 bhp / 22 kw) @ 6000 rpm

Weight: 560 kg (1235 lbs)

From 1980 to 1985, this mini hatchback car was produced. It is a front-wheel-drive with its engine at the front. It is produced by Daihatsu (a Japanese car maker). The car was made with three doors or four doors. It was first marketed as Mira Cuore in 1980.

16. Aro Spartana                           

Aro Spartana is one of the slowest cars in the world.
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Top speed: 68.35 mph (110 kph)

Engine: 66.38 lb.-ft. @ 2800 rpm (Torque)

Horsepower: 54 Hp @ 5300 rpm

Weight: 950 kg (2094.39 lbs)

Aro Spartana is produced by Aro Company and two series of the vehicle were manufactured. It is a mini SUV that uses gasoline. It is a front-wheel-drive system. The production of the car started in 1999 and its end in 2006. 

It has four seats with two doors and it is one of the slowest cars in the world. It has four gears and the internal combustion engine (ICE) drives the front wheels of the vehicle.

17. Hindustan Ambassador           

Hindustan Ambassador is a popular and it is among the slowest cars in the world.
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Top speed: 87 mph (140 kph)

Engine: 1817 cc, 4 Cylinders SOHC

Horsepower: 75 bhp @ 5000 rpm

Weight: 1104 kg (2434.3 lbs)

The Hindustan Ambassador is an iconic car whose production started in 1954 and its series production continues till 2014. Though the car was originally made in Indian and was widely used in the country. 

It was Indian’s first diesel car. For that, it is referred to as “The King of Indian Roads”. The specification mentioned above is for the 1958 Hindustan Ambassador. When it was newly produced, it was loved by the politicians because of its rear seat that is spacious.

The car was the World’s Best Taxi; the award was given to the car by Top Gear UK. The car is the only car on record for long years of production without much change in its design.



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