Nimbus, a company based in Michigan, has begun taking pre-orders for the Nimbus One, a small electric vehicle (EV).
The EV, which resembles a golf club head, aspires to combine the agility, convenience, and cheaper cost of a scooter or motorcycle with more of the safety and security found in a car. Nimbus CEO Lihang Nong shares that their US “auto-cycle” classification is “the best of both worlds.”
The Nimbus One is a three-wheeled vehicle that fits easily into parking places, including those designed for motorcyclists, and tilts like a scooter or bike.
The tiny electric vehicle is designed to combine the agility, convenience, and cheaper cost of a scooter or motorcycle with the safety and security of a car.
According to the business, the Nimbus One’s closed chassis will include seats for two, front airbags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control.
It has a top speed of 50 mph and an anticipated range of 93 miles in the city (city mileage is typically lower than highway mileage) on a 9 kilowatt-hour battery, which the manufacturer claims can charge to 95 percent in just under five and a half hours using household energy.
Nimbus’ compact electric vehicle will also include a frontal collision warning system, as well as the ability to distribute updates and new features to consumers remotely, according to the business.
As can be expected, the features of this prototype differ from those of the Nimbus One when Current Atlas covered it in March 2021, with the removal of the curtain airbags being the most apparent variation between the intended specs and the new ones.
Pre-orders for the Nimbus One have begun, with the business seeking $100 down payments and a sticker price of $9,980; they also plan to offer the vehicles as a subscription service.
If you’re already visualising whipping your kid around the street, there are some caveats: they haven’t decided which launch city will receive their orders first, and fulfilment won’t start until the third quarter of 2023, according to the business.
But what’s the biggest stumbling block? Money. Increased production costs mean they’ll need to raise millions to get them off the ground.