Last year, we reported on a Swedish startup crowdsourcing over $1 million to build a prototype of an urban electric vehicle that they designed.
Today, they unveiled the vehicle at their production facility in Landskrona, Sweden.
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The Uniti One is presented as an affordable urban commuting car to compete with vehicles like smart cars.
They are talking about a price tag of “under €19,900” (~$23,400 USD) for a vehicle with 300 km (186 miles) on a 22 kWh battery pack.
Uniti One is also capable of DC charging, which the startup says will add 200 km of range in 30 minutes.
They haven’t gone into details about performance, though that’s not the kind of vehicle aimed at high performance, but they say that it can accelerate from 0 to 80 km/h in 3.5 seconds in “sports mode” and it has a top speed up to 130 km/h (81 mph).
A ton of press images of the prototype were released today:
Here’s the interior of the prototype:
Lewis Horne, CEO of Uniti, commented on the unveiling:
“We are pleased to share our progress and demonstrate our vision for future mobility as we move towards mass production.”
Going into mass production has always been a problem for EV startups, but Uniti has been putting a lot of emphasis on their production effort.
At the unveiling event, they also included demonstrations from teams representing their partners, including their manufacturing partners Siemens, Kuka Robotics, BorgWarner, Fanuc Robots and many more.
The company also announced that they plan to leverage their technology for a line of two, four and five-seat vehicle models, with first deliveries targeted for 2019. Other upcoming vehicles will have an even lower cost as low as €14 900.
Here’s the unveiling stream: