Sunday , July 21 2024

Is this adorable new electric car the greenest EV ever?

Nobe 100 - Estonia electric three-wheeler

Meet the retro cool Nobe 100 electric vehicle – a three-wheeler billed as the “world’s most sustainable” car.

Made in Estonia, the dinky “fully upgradable EV” is also the first ever all-wheel drive three-wheeled car and the world’s first electric cabrio.

Weighing in at just 600kg (less than half the weight of the lightest MINI), it has a range of 161 miles on a single two-hour charge (192 miles with an additional suitcase-sized battery) and accelerates  from 0-62mph in less than six seconds.

Now available to pre-order, all tech and hardware on the Nobe (pronounced “no-bee”) can be upgraded and every element of the car is fully recyclable. It can even be parked vertically on the side of a wall using a ‘gekko’ parking rig to further save on road space and increase security.

The brand’s target, with its new Indiegogo crowdfund, is to raise $100,000 (£79,700) through a mixture of enthusiasts ordering a discounted, personalised Nobe 100 and “conscious consumers” looking to support a cleaner future for personal transport.

The minimum investment is just $20 (£16), for which investors will have their name etched on the first full-production Nobe 100, while at the other end of the spectrum, 10 investors can secure one of the very first batch of cars on the road for $29,000 (£23,100).

That represents a 19% discount on the $35,000 (£27,900) price tag when the car becomes publicly available in 2021 – potentially sooner if Nobe reaches its target.

“Today is a unique milestone in the evolution of road travel,” said Roman Muljar, founder and CEO at Nobe.

“The Nobe 100 is the first ever all-wheel-drive, three-wheeled vehicle and is the most sustainable commercially available car on the market – but more than that, it is the most stylish. We call it ‘neo-vintage’ and the result is a car so beautiful you’ll want to lick it.”

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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