Tesla may get all the press, but there are other electric cars out there — some reinventing the idea of ‘car’ more fantastically than Tesla.
Take the Uniti One electric urban vehicle. Even its origins are outlandish; it was initially developed by students at Lund University in Sweden. In 2016, a crowd-funding campaign was launched to make a prototype, and the project passed its funding goal in only two days.
Take one look and you’ll know the two-seater One isn’t a standard car. It’s scaled down for urban cities, can listen to voice commands, and, if approved, will let you drive with a joystick! Uniti is targeting for the One to get a range of up to 300km on a single charge. It’ll get a top speed of 130km/h and the ability to go from zero to 80km/h in less than four seconds.
Uniti is working with Siemens Nordic to build a fully automated factory by 2020. The first Uniti One cars are scheduled for delivery in 2019.
RE-IMAGINING THE URBAN VEHICLE
Uniti isn’t the only company rethinking what a modern, eco-friendly vehicle for the city should look like.