Diminutive Uniti One EV Priced From £15,100, Arriving In Mid-2020

Sweden’s tiny Uniti One electric vehicle has been revealed in production guise and first deliveries to customers in the UK and Sweden will commence in mid-2020.

The electric vehicle, crowdfunded last year and previewed with an eye-catching concept, will go on sale in the UK for £15,100 (US$19,043) after the £3,500 (US$4,414) government subsidy.

Two variants are available. The base model is fitted with a small 12 kWh battery that’s good for 93 miles (150 km) of range from a single charge, while a larger 24 kWh battery is available and extends the range to 186 miles (300 km). That’s seriously impressive for a battery pack of this size and there’s no doubt that the One’s total weight of just 600 kg (1,322 lbs) plays a significant role in the equation.

Also Read: Uniti One Electric Urban Prototype Unveiled With 300 Km Of Range

Uniti has designed the One to support 50 kW charging that can add 62 miles (100 km) of range in 10 minutes, while getting from 20 per cent 80 per cent in the 24 kWh model takes 17 minutes through a 50 kW charger. While vehicles like the Uniti One are not about straight-line performance, it can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a respectable 9.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h), which is good enough for most urban driving scenarios.

The exterior design of the production model is largely the same as the concept. In contrast, the cabin has been overhauled; while it retains the three-seat layout, with two passengers behind the driver, the study’s weird aircraft controls have been replaced by a traditionally-shaped steering wheel. The driver gets a digital instrument cluster right in front of him, a touchscreen infotainment screen to the right and a navigation screen to the left.

Uniti will sell the One with MobilEye’s 6 collision avoidance system as an option, alongside a premium audio system with six-speakers and an amplifier, while mood lighting comes as standard.

“This is just the start of our journey towards a more sustainable future,” Uniti chief executive Lewis Horne said. “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.

 

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  • Owen Hamilton

    Nice to see a new 3 door hatchback for a change, this would be ideal for me but as there’s only one seat in the front, there’s nowhere to put my wheelchair.

    • Ben

      The only solution in this case I can think of is putting a collapsible wheelchair next to you, between the seat and door. But obviously this isn’t safe because it may block an airbag from doing its job or slow you do from existing in an emergency. I hopeful though that more innovation will solve this issue

    • IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE THEY COULD TURN THE BACK INTO A RAMP AND DITCH THE SEATS.

      • Ben

        Yes and make the center seat swivel towards the rear.

        • OR JUST STAY IN THE CHAIR, LOCK IT IN PLACE.

  • Bash

    I actually love, I think its excellent.

  • Bash

    This is what smart should have made or built.

  • Paulbe

    This is an electric I could get interested in.

  • Julien Lachemoi

    It sounds appealing, and the trunk seems to be large enough for a city use when the rear seats are down.

  • Joe

    Shame they had to lose the original interior. I attended two open days at their first two development locations in Lund a couple of years ago and I loved how the controls worked, but I guess for practical/compliance reasons it all had to change.
    I’m glad that it’s finally reaching production though!

  • HD

    Love the whole concept, but the price is striking. China makes similar sized cars by the masses, and although they are indeed ugly, they cost a fraction of this.

    • Joe

      They cost a fraction of the price because they are mass-produced in China, where workers are paid much less, regulations are less stringent, and quality control is a constant problem.

  • designer_dick

    600kg, 3 seats, 155-litre boot, a range of up to 186 miles, and a 20-80% charge time of 17 minutes – what’s not to like? Some people might question the safety aspect of such a small car, but given that it’s Swedish car developed by British engineers, they’ve probably got the crash protection very well sorted.

    • Ben

      British engineers you say? This thing will probably have a leaking oil pan from the factory then.

      • designer_dick

        British engineers are fine – it’s when they’re working for a British company with shortsighted management that the trouble starts.

        • Ben

          I haven’t heard anyone saying how reliable their Jaguar/Land Rover product is recently…

  • IT’S INTERESTING. SOME COLOR INSIDE AND OUT WOULD HELP.

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