The Swedish electric car Uniti One is now available to pre-order with a refundable deposit of 149 euros.
Usually, small cars are very boxy with bad aerodynamics, but that’s not the case in this electric car. With two tandem seats – just like the Renault TWIZY – this electric car is perfect for the city environment.
If the Renault TWIZY ever gets a new generation, I hope that it looks more like the Uniti One.
Let’s see the target specifications.
- 240 km range
- 130 km/h top speed
- Rear wheel drive
- Dual motors output of 120 kW
- 26 kWh battery pack, DC fast charging
- 25 min from 20-80 % on standard charge
- 900 kg gross weight
For this kind of car, the specs are appropriate. Not every electric car needs to carry around a big and heavy battery. I just hope that it gets an optional 22 kW on-board charger to take advantage of public 22 kW EVSEs that are common in European cities.
However, it’s not the first time that a startup tries to sell an aerodynamic/efficient electric city car. The French automaker Lumeneo tried to sell the Smera, but with a very expensive Dow Kokam battery it was doomed to fail and went bankrupt in 2013.
Nevertheless, the battery technology has vastly improved since 2013 and the Uniti One is so much better than the Lumeneo Smera. With a starting price of 14.900 euros this electric car could dominate European cities someday.
What do you think about the Uniti One? Do the tandem seats put you off, or you consider it a smart way to improve aerodynamics?