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Uniti One urban EV launched in UK

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Swedish start-up Uniti has launched its One three-seat urban electric vehicle in the UK, with prices starting at £15,100 (after Government plug-in grant).

The vehicle, which has been designed in Sweden and engineered in the UK, is offered with a choice of two battery sizes, giving a range of up to 186 miles. It can be charged from 20% to 80% in just 17 minutes with a 50kW CCS charger.

It will be offered initially to buyers in northern Europe and with first deliveries planned in Sweden and the UK for mid-2020.

Lewis Horne, CEO of Uniti, said: “This is just the start of our journey towards a more sustainable future.

“I’m immensely proud of what the team has achieved by bringing this innovative vehicle to market in such a short time.

“But it’s not enough to merely challenge convention. Our goal is for the Uniti One to become a catalyst for positive change in our industry and I’m delighted at the way in which this vision has so clearly resonated with people across the globe.”

The Uniti One features a one-plus-two seating configuration, which the manufacturer says makes it well suited for urban journeys.

A spilt-folding rear seat is fitted as standard, while 155 litres of rear cargo space with three occupants on board.

With the rear bench folded flat, the Uniti One turns into a single-seater, providing 760 litres of cargo space.

The Uniti One’s standard 12kWh battery provides a maximum range of up to 93 miles, with the optional 24kWh battery increases this to 186 miles.

Measuring 3,222 mm long and 1,709 mm wide, with mirrors, the Uniti One has a turning circle of just seven metres.

Standard safety equipment, includes driver’s airbag, anti-lock braking System, electronic stability control and tyre pressure monitoring system.

Customers can add Intel’s MobilEye 6 collision avoidance system, which includes forward collision and lane departure warning. It also warns the driver of potential pedestrian and cyclist collision.

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