Crowdfunded bubble EV charges ahead
December 8th, 2017 Paul Ridden
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The two-seat One is the first in a line of electric vehicles from Sweden's
A little over 12 months after launching a crowdfunding campaign to develop a
new battery electric city car, Sweden's Uniti has unveiled its first
two-seater – the appropriately-named One. There's been a range increase, and
the top speed has been bumped up. But it was the odd-looking games
controller steering system that stole the show at the startup's production
facility in Landskrona, Sweden, last night.
Uniti is giving buyers a choice of traditional steering wheel or center
pivot joystick control
The passenger sits behind the driver in Uniti's One EV
The Uniti One has cameras to the side and rear
Passenger view inside the Uniti One electric city car
The One has the look of an awkward union between a smart car and Google's
self-driving prototype. But under that fun-loving skin, the little city car
is quite the performer. Uniti is promising a noteworthy 300 km (186 mi) of
range per charge of its 22 kWh battery pack, which can be plugged in or
charged via induction. To put that in perspective, Nissan's new Leaf has a
40 kWh battery and can roll along for 378 km per charge, while Renault's
Twizy city buggy can only manage 100 km.
Uniti has announced that Swedish owners who are also E-On electricity
customers will not have to pay for the cost of charging their vehicle at
home for 5 years. There'll be a 14 kg (30 lb) auxiliary battery pack in the
little city car that can be removed for charging inside the home or office
from a standard wall socket, for about 30 km of range.
Though designed for city driving, it will also keep up with the flow at
highway speeds – topping out at and sprinting from 0-80 km/h in 3.5
The tablet-like center display hosts navigation information, infotainment
controls and a live feed from the rear-view...
Interestingly, Uniti is giving buyers a choice of two steering options. The
first is a familiar-looking steering wheel configuration for those with a
hankering for some traditional functionality, and the other is a center
pivot joystick control system with a tablet-like touchscreen display in the
Drivers will be able to switch on light and turn indicators, and control
infotainment, using thumb gestures on the paddles and a rear-view camera
feeds live video from behind onto the tablet display. Navigation aids will
also be available on the center screen, or projected onto the windscreen
using a head-up display.
The Uniti roadmap sees the company planning to offer a line of two, four and
five seat premium electric vehicles, and the One is now up for pre-order.
Prices start from €14,900 (US$17,500).
Those who smack down their refundable deposit of €149 can look forward to
early access to an online Uniti configuration platform, early delivery (the
first cars are expected to roll out in 2019) and more. They could also be
eligible to join the upcoming beta testing program.
If you happen to be anywhere near Malmö or Stockholm, you could take a
closer look by visiting MediaMarkt showrooms. Or head to the gallery for a
closer look at the Uniti One.
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