Nimbus launched a tiny EV Prototype: Nimbus One, a tiny, three-wheeled EV that combines the convenience and cost of a motorbike with the safety and comfort of a car. Well environmentally friendly vehicles that is more like e-bike or scooter to navigate the city.
The thin, pod-like vehicle is only about 2.75 feet wide and 7.5 feet long, which Nimbus says makes it three to five times smaller than a compact car — the better to park and navigate busy urban streets. It also has room behind the driver’s seat for another passenger or storage for things like grocery runs, the Nimbus’s backseat will have ISOFIX points for baby seats.
Nimbus one will be equipped with Nimbus’s proprietary tilting technology.
The Nimbus One’s minimalist interior includes a display screen, Bluetooth-connected speakers, power windows, a rapid phone charger, heating, and optional air conditioning. The vehicle also has a front collision warning and additional features can be sent to the vehicle with over-the-air updates, according to the company.
The Nimbus is made for city driving, not highway driving, it has a top speed of 50 miles per hour. Its 9 kWh battery has a range of 93 miles and a charge time of 1.2 hours on a Level 2 charger or 5.4 hours on household power the Nimbus’s batteries are removable, swappable, and can be charged in the owner’s own home. All vehicle functions, like door locks, power windows, speakers, and even steering, braking, and vehicle speed can be controlled via Nimbus’s central control unit and accessed via API, making the vehicles highly compatible with a vehicle-sharing program. In addition, up to four 2.2 kWh, swappable battery packs can be equipped with the vehicle, a feature that has the potential to cut overhead costs associated with charging shared fleet vehicles.
Charging: Achieve full charge in 5.4 hours with a household outlet, or in 1.2 hours with a Level 2 charger
Environment: Fewer production materials mean less pollution during manufacturing, resulting in a vehicle that is green at every stage
Cost: With just $100 down and $200 a month to rent or $9,980 to buy, Nimbus is unbeatable in both value and savings
Stability: Proprietary technology keeps Nimbus centered and balanced, even through the sharpest turns
Performance: Going from 0-30 mph in 3 seconds, Nimbus accelerates faster than others in the market
Parking: With the footprint of a motorcycle, find parking almost anywhere
The first sale will commence in 2023 with the vehicles will cost around $9,980 to buy outright, but the company also intends to offer them as a subscription service for $200 per month.