Uniti is on a mission to create an intelligent, small electric car – and
they just partnered with energy company E.ON to provide customers with five
years of free solar energy. Uniti is just a couple days away from the
worldwide debut of the vehicle.
Sustainability drives Uniti, and they wanted to go a step further than
manufacturing an electric car, considering that vehicle’s source of
electricity as well. Uniti says on their website they aim to consider “the
entire value chain and the entire life cycle of the vehicle.” Their
partnership with E.ON means E.ON customers who buy a Uniti car in Sweden get
a sweet perk: five years of free power guaranteed to be sourced via solar
Uniti’s Innovation Manager Tobias Ekman said in a statement, “This is also a
new approach. We know that most of the charging, especially for these types
of cars, will take place at home. These kinds of solution are therefore
Uniti’s electric car is comprised of a recyclable carbon fiber body, with an
organic composite interior. The company has worked to digitize the driving
experience in many ways, describing their vehicle as the smartphone car.
Inside there’s a heads-up display with navigation and safety features, and
human drivers interact with the car more like they would with their phones
using digitized interaction points. Electronic steering is designed to make
driving more fun while increasing safety.
The company plans to sell the car somewhat like a smartphone might be sold
as well: either directly online for delivery to a customer’s home, or in
consumer electronics retail environments.