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Uniti — Swedish EV Startup

Post by LockH » Nov 17, 2016 8:48 pm

... At 230% Of Crowdfunding Target To Reinvent The Automobile‬:
https://cleantechnica.com/2016/11/17/un ... %E2%80%AC/





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Re: Uniti — Swedish EV Startup

Post by LockH » Mar 16, 2017 4:52 pm

Swedish student startup gets deal to build electric cars:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/ ... 94964.html

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Lewis Horne, the CEO of the startup, called Uniti Sweden, says the deal gives his company "the opportunity to not only develop a sustainable car, but also manufacture it in a sustainable way at a large scale."

Ola Janson of Siemens Industry Software said he was "really looking forward to having that partnership" between "Siemens as the very old, stable company, yet still innovative" and Uniti Sweden made up of "young people, innovative people, (who) don't have the legacy, don't have the limits like myself."
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The twin-seat vehicles, called L7e, have 15kW engines with a maximum speed of 130 kilometres (81 miles) per hour. They weigh 400 kilograms (880 pounds) each and have a 150 kilometre (93 miles) range.
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Re: Uniti — Swedish EV Startup

Post by kenkad » Mar 16, 2017 8:24 pm

Appears to have joy stick steering with the HUD. Finally someone got some sense. Electric controls that can be tailored to the driver.

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Re: Uniti — Swedish EV Startup

Post by Hillhater » Mar 17, 2017 1:44 am

About 25 yrs ago, another Sweedish company (Saab)' developed a car with single joystick control for steering, acceleration, speed, braking, reverse, etc...all on one mult-iaxis stick on the centre console. No steering wheel, no foot controls !
It was demonstrated widely, but never put into production as it was suggested that drivers would find it hard to adapt !
But just imagine,...no RH /LH drive conversions needed, no issue with steering wheel airbag safety.
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Re: Uniti — Swedish EV Startup

Post by LockH » Dec 07, 2017 1:49 pm

This New Tiny Electric Car Comes With Five Years Of Free Solar Charging
("The Uniti is a small electric car designed for city driving–and its deal with a solar company makes charging it emissions and cost free."):
https://www.fastcompany.com/40504648/th ... r-charging

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Though the new car comes in models with four and five seats, it also offers a model with only two seats, which will retail at prices starting around $17,000. (Smart Car also makes a small electric model, though it’s slightly more expensive) The frame, made from carbon fiber, is much lighter than a traditional metal frame. The battery is small, at 22 kilowatt-hours versus 100 kWh in some Tesla models, but can last around 186 miles, much farther than a typical round-trip commute. An additional battery, which can be plugged into a regular outlet at home or a cafe, can be added to the car on rarer occasions when it’s needed.
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Re: Uniti — Swedish EV Startup

Post by wturber » Dec 07, 2017 8:14 pm

Well, if all the cars on the road had similar masses then maybe this would be OK. But with other cars being more massive and with a small vehicle going at speeds much faster than 25 mph, I see the small size a being a major problem in trading off cockpit integrity vs crumple zones. This is bad enough when colliding with objects of similar mass. But when the other object has lots more mass, I get really concerned. How do you dissipate the energy of the human bodies without crushing them too badly with those kinds of accelerations? Unless I'm missing something, I see this kind of vehicle as being appropriate for relatively slow speeds only. Certainly lots more protection than an e-bike. But it seems like it would be a lot less than for a conventional car.
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Re: Uniti — Swedish EV Startup

Post by Hillhater » Dec 07, 2017 10:24 pm

Certainly some safety concerns, but better than a motor bike , ! And at least you stay dry until you get crushed to a pulp !
Or, maybe wear one of the foam Sumo suits for protection ! :!:
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