The Swedish automotive manufacturer Uniti partners with E.ON with a unique benefit for their Swedish customers: With the purchase of a Uniti car in Sweden, E.ON customers receive five years worth of energy for charging their car at home, and the electricity is guaranteed to be sourced from solar cells.
At Uniti, the issue of sustainability is an important one. It is not just about developing a vehicle that is electric and the types of materials used in the production process – the source of the energy used for charging is just as important, the entire product life cycle must be sustainable. ”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 particularly sustainable”, says Tobias Ekman, Innovation Manager at Uniti.
Uniti launches the new product line in their Swedish production facility on the 7th of December. The event includes more than two thousand guests and exhibitions from partner companies, and is their first annual product launch event.
The Swedish company has already received close to 1000 pre-orders through a convenient online pre-order process, with a refundable deposit of €149 on their website. First deliveries are expected in 2019, but this is the chance for people to join the queue to be the first to test-drive and own Sweden’s new electric car.
Using a human-centric approach, Uniti’s design focuses on the driver’s needs and may come to change the view of what a car is. “Today, there are many new possibilities. The car and the driving experience has been digitalized in order to increase safety, comfort and driving pleasure while minimizing environmental impact,” explains Ekman.
“This partnership is entirely in line with our profile: New thinking and renewable energy,” says Karin Waldén, Business Development Manager E.ON eMobility Nordic.