New electric Uniti One city car now available to order

The Uniti One EV features three seats, returns 186 miles of range and starts at £15,100

The new all-electric Uniti One city car is now available to order. Buyers can spec their cars and place a deposit via the firm’s online configurator now, with first deliveries expected by summer 2020. Prices start at £15,100 after the £3,500 Government plug-in car grant, so the Uniti One undercuts similarly sized rival EVs, such as the Honda e and MINI Electric.

Designed and engineered in Sweden, this new EV features a one-plus-two seating layout, with a single central driver’s seat and two rear passenger seats similar to the layout of a McLaren F1. Claimed driving range is a maximum of 186 miles on a single charge.

Early adopters who place a deposit of 50% before 30 November 2019 will receive membership of the Uniti Founders Club. This offers free software updates and enhancements for the life of the car.

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The exterior of the Uniti One features a sleek aerodynamic design with narrow recessed headlights that incorporate LED daytime running lights, a steeply raked windscreen and aero efficient wheels. As there are only two doors, they are longer to allow access for rear passengers. The car features a panoramic sunroof, heated front windscreen and a rear-view camera as standard. Three no-cost standard colour options are available, with a choice of silver, bronze or black paint schemes with colour-matched wheels.

Inside, there’s a split-folding rear seat to maximise practicality. With the rear seats in place the boot offers 155 litres of storage, increasing to 760 litres with the rear seats folded. A touchscreen infotainment system and ambient interior lighting are standard, with buyers having the choice of upholstery colours.

Optional extras include full LED headlights, a heated driver’s seat, air conditioning and a six-speaker stereo system. Two interior trim levels are available, with a comfort spec model featuring carpeted floors, and a utility-spec model featuring durable rubber matting.

The Uniti One is powered by a single rear-mounted electric motor producing 67bhp, which results in a 0-31mph time of 4.1 seconds, a 0-62mph time of 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 75mph.

Power comes from a standard 12kWh lithium-ion battery pack, offering up to 93 miles of range. A larger 24kWh battery pack is available for £3,000 extra, increasing the claimed driving range to 186 miles, while a faster 22kW AC charger is another £3,000 option.

Both battery packs can be charged via a 7kW wallbox charger or by a 50kW fast charger. When using a fast charger, the standard 12kWh battery can be charged from 20-80% in nine minutes, with the 24kWh version taking 17 minutes.

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