Nobe 100 Electric Car Is A Three-Wheeled Dollop Of Retro Cuteness (with a removable battery!)
If you were alive in the 1950s, you will recognize the Nobe 100 three-wheeled electric car. Autoblog says it looks like the original Fiat 500, the Saab 96, or the Messerschmitt KR175 that came with a bubble-top Plexiglas canopy.
It is an electric trike from Estonia with three-wheel drive, a top speed of 68 mph, a range of 136 miles, and a battery that can be recharged in two hours.
The car is a full retro recreation of a 1950s automobile — white plastic knobs on the ends of the chrome window winders, instruments nestled beneath a double bubble arrangement directly in front of the driver, a dashboard with nothing but a glovebox and two slide controls for air temperature and fan speed.
Under the dash is a package shelf and beneath that is the battery, which is contained in what looks like a leather suitcase. The battery can be removed from the car to take it inside for charging (which is really ideal if you cannot park next to a charging station - wonder if this is a solution for artment building residents?).
The Nobe 100 may look retro, but it is thoroughly modern in some respects. The company says it is “fully connected” and “designed as autonomous ready.” It features a lightweight composite body and can reach 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
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The Nobe 100 from Estonia is terminally cute in a retro sort of way. It features three-wheel drive and a removable battery pack for easy indoor charging.