Swedish startup Uniti, has hit its crowdfunding goal to develop a prototype of its own electric car by the end of 2017. Uniti claims its car is the first high-end vehicle under the EU L7e designation, meaning it’s technically a heavy quadricycle. Weighing in at 400 kg and having a 15-kW AC motor, the vehicle will let owners get away with less tax. It can hit speeds of up to 90 km/h and can go as far as 150 km. Powering the vehicle’s motor is an 11-kWh Na-Ion battery, which can be plugged in or charged via induction. The car environment friendly, because is made of sustainable biomaterials.
The cabin of the car is decked out with a strange steering system that resembles Nintendo Wii motion controllers, providing an unusual driving experience. It seats two in tandem, and the entire windscreen forms a heads-up display.
Uniti is currently seeking funding on FundedByMe. The crowdfunding platform operates differently to Kickstarter and Indiegogo by offering backers the opportunity to purchase shares of the company. The campaign sailed past its €500,000 goal within 36 hours, and will continue taking pledges until November 19.
The prototype should be completed by late 2017, and the final production car is expected to cost a bit more than €20,000. The Uniti campaign video below.