Swedish electric vehicle startup Uniti is all set to unveil its two-seater ‘minimalist city car’ this week at a launch event at its facility in Landskrona, Sweden and at two MediaMarkt consumer electronic store locations.
The Uniti vehicle, which features a lightweight carbon fiber body and “organic composite” interior, is said to be “optimised for high performance and agility in urban environments,” and to emit “75% less carbon than mainstream electric cars” over its entire lifecycle. The Swedish startup raised $1.5 million in equity crowdfunding last year to enable the production of its car.
Uniti is offering a unique purchase incentive, in the form of free solar charging for 5 years, which the company feels is an important component of the sustainability of electric transport. However, Uniti isn’t supplying solar electric charging facilities to buyers of its car, but is instead partnering with the utility E.ON to allocate electricity “from solar reserves” to its customers to offset home charging for that first five years.