Uniti One: electric micro-car hits the road for the first time

Uniti is a young Swedish company which will market from next year a two-seater electric micro-car at 15,000 euros. Close in its concept to the Renault Twizy, it promises an autonomy three times greater than that of the small French.

The Renault Twizy will soon have a competitor. After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2016, the Swedish start-up Uniti is preparing to market its electric micro-car called One. Designed for short urban journeys, this small two-seater city car in tandem (like the Twizy) has just completed its first road trips.

With its round design and large windshield, the Uniti One is aesthetically closer to a classic car than the Twizy. Its dimensions are compact: 2.9 meters long by 1.27 meters wide and 1.42 meters high. On the scale, it displays 450 kg empty. Characteristics close to its competitor Renault.

A competitor to the Twizy and the Microlino

Except that the One promises significantly higher performance and autonomy . Where the Twizy announces a top speed of 80 km / h, Uniti promises that its model will run at 130 km / h. But it is on the side of autonomy that the difference will be quite spectacular: 300 kilometers for the One (22 kWh battery) against 100 kilometers for the Twizy (6 kWh). As a bonus, the removable battery can be recharged at home or at work, thus adding 30 kilometers of autonomy.

On the other hand, the French mini city car remains clearly more affordable with a new price around 8,300 euros while Uniti announces a price of 14,900 euros for the One. Its marketing is planned from next year. The One and the Twizy should be joined by another micro-car. This is the Microlino from the Swiss Micro Mobility Systems, an electric version of the legendary BMW Isetta which will be sold for around 12,000 euros. Without forgetting the Valeo 48V, an electric car at 7,500 euros, which is intended, for the moment, for the Chinese market.