Swedish start-up Uniti has revealed an all-new electric model, One, with the promise that it can “reinvent the modern city car”.
The company, which has partnered with German tech giant Siemens, has ambitious plans to produce up to 50,000 units per year. The car is due to arrive on roads in 2019, priced from €14,900 (£12,980).
Uniti has worked with several companies including energy supplier E.ON, which is offering its customers five years' worth of free energy to charge a Uniti at home.
The brand claims that the One will produce 75% less CO2 over its lifetime - from manufacturing to disposal - than a conventional vehicle. CEO Lewis Horne said the electric vehicle, developed as part of a three-year programme, is made from recyclable carbonfibre and organic composite materials to reduce its environmental impact.
Horne explained that these materials can be manufactured via a fully automated process and described the car’s structure as “scalable”, with two, four and five-seat variants planned for production.