uniti's 'one' is a three-seater city car that will cost just $19,000
 

uniti's 'one' is a three-seater city car that will cost just $19,000

swedish brand uniti has announced that its debut electric vehicle, the uniti one, will launch next year. the 3-seater city car will go on sale first in sweden, and then in the UK from mid-2020 starting from just £15,100 in the UK (approximately $18,970 USD).

uniti's 'one' is a three-seater city car that will cost just $19,000

images courtesy of uniti

 

 

global demand for electric vehicles is growing rapidly, with many industry analysts predicting a 10x increase in sales by 2025 and a 30x increase by 2030. as previously reported, the uniti one has undertaken a series of crowd-funding campaigns raising over £1m and surpassing a pre-order value of €50 million.

 

 

the uniti one features an unusual layout with two seats in the back and a central driving position that gives the driver a symmetrical and near-uninterrupted view of the road. a wide-angle rearview camera replaces a traditional mirror, providing the driver with outstanding rear visibility via a central digital display, even with two passengers or full load on board.

uniti's 'one' is a three-seater city car that will cost just $19,000

 

 

the uniti one is optimised for energy and resource efficiency. a permanent magnet motor drives the rear wheels, producing an output of 50 kw (68 ps) and 85 nm of torque and ample performance for real-world urban driving.

 

 

a standard 12 kWh battery provides 150 km (93 miles) of range1from a single charge, while the optional 24 kWh battery extends range to an impressive 300 km (186 miles). a hundred kilometres (62 miles) of range can be added in just ten minutes using a 50 kw ccs charger. uniti says 62 miles of range can be added in just ten minutes using a 50kw CCS charger.

 

 

it accelerates from 0-50 km/h (0-31 mph) in 4.1 seconds1and 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 9.9 seconds1, before reaching its top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), where permitted and conditions allow. the uniti one features two selectable driving modes which adapt the car’s characteristics to suit the conditions or driver mood. city mode optimises the car for energy efficiency, providing a smooth and relaxed drive, whereas selecting boost mode sharpens the accelerator response and adds a little weight to the steering for a more dynamic feel.

 

 

with the batteries situated beneath the floor, the uniti one has a very low centre of gravity. its bespoke EV platform allow the wheels to be positioned so that front and rear overhang is minimised, increasing agility and stability on the move whilst maximising cabin space and passenger comfort.

 

 

‘this is just the start of our journey towards a more sustainable future,’ saus uniti ceo, lewis horne commented. ‘I’m immensely proud of what the team has achieved by bringing this innovative vehicle to market in such a short time. but it’s not enough to merely challenge convention. our goal for the uniti one is for it to become a catalyst for positive change in our industry and i’m delighted at the way in which this vision has so clearly resonated with people across the globe.’

 

 

project info

 

company: uniti

model: one

price: from £15,100 in the UK (approximately $18,970 USD).

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