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Sweden's Uniti electric city car gets a £15K price tag

Sweden's Uniti electric city c...
Prices start at £15,100 (US$19,000) for the Uniti One
Prices start at £15,100 (US$19,000) for the Uniti One
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Prices start at £15,100 (US$19,000) for the Uniti One
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Prices start at £15,100 (US$19,000) for the Uniti One
The Uniti One started out as a crowdfunding campaign back in 2016
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The Uniti One started out as a crowdfunding campaign back in 2016
The Uniti One compact city car is slated to reach its first customers next year
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The Uniti One compact city car is slated to reach its first customers next year
A 12-kWh battery now comes standard on the Uniti One
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A 12-kWh battery now comes standard on the Uniti One
Swedish automotive startup Uniti has finally slapped a price on its first commercial creation, the all-electric Uniti One
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Swedish automotive startup Uniti has finally slapped a price on its first commercial creation, the all-electric Uniti One

Swedish automotive startup Uniti has finally slapped a price on its first commercial creation, the all-electric Uniti One. The compact city car is slated to reach its first customers next year, and with a couple of battery options will be capable of covering up to 300 km (186 mi) on each charge.

The Uniti One started out as a crowdfunding campaign back in 2016, and then took to the streets for the first time midway through last year.

There have been a few design tweaks along the way. The two-seat configuration has given way to a three-seat layout, with a centrally located driver’s seat up front and a split-folding rear seat for two adults at the back. This allows for some flexibility in how owners use the space, with a total of 760 L (200 gal) of usable cargo space when the rear bench is folded flat.

The Uniti One compact city car is slated to reach its first customers next year
The Uniti One compact city car is slated to reach its first customers next year

Top speed is now listed as 120 km/h (75 mph) rather than the 130 km/h (81 mph) it was previously, while there’s a slight changeup on the battery side of things, too.

The 22-kWh pack is out and a 12-kWh battery now comes standard for 150 km (93 mi) of range. An optional 24-kWh battery stretches this to 300 km (186 mi), and can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in just over two hours using an optional onboard fast charger.

Swedish automotive startup Uniti has finally slapped a price on its first commercial creation, the all-electric Uniti One
Swedish automotive startup Uniti has finally slapped a price on its first commercial creation, the all-electric Uniti One

Prices start at £15,100 (US$19,000) for the Uniti One, though that figure includes a £3,500 UK Government subsidy. The first deliveries are planned for Sweden and the UK in 2020.

Source: Uniti

3 comments
Tom Lee Mullins
I think it is nice looking. It seems about the size of the Smart Fortwo but way better looking. The price seems on the high side for a vehicle of that size.
TomKvalvagnes
Too little too late Sweden... Norways Think had that concept started in 1991 - ended 2011 - was bought by Ford at a time. Still the cars is used and can be bought cheap on the used market. Problem- Tesla. Tesla did the electric car consept on another level. Now all others is sold cheap so the markets is very competative - a concept like this has to be very cheap.
ReservoirPup
I will agree with TomKvalvagnes: the market is too competitive now to happily accept this. I bought a second-hand Kangoo ZE Maxi half a year ago for USD 8500. It goes 100km in winter (well, no heating). I can get 7 people in or lots of cargo. I had tried Think City before I bought Kangoo, it was much (!!!) cheaper – USD4000 and had a bit better range. It was so easy to park and drive in a city, but I am so used to that huge cargo room now I just don't see myself buying a small BEV. Anyway, wish them tons of luck, they’ll need it.