Estonian startup Nobe turns heads with its retro-styled three-wheeler EV

This “neo-retro” three-wheeler from Estonian startup Nobe may or may not end up being produced, but its striking design is getting a lot of positive attention. Motor 1 calls it “cute, adorable, and nostalgic,” and compares it to classic Morgan three-wheelers.

The Nobe 100 is a tiny city car that can turn on a dime and squeeze into tight parking spaces. It’s semi-convertible, with a removable hard top, and features analog gauges, chrome switches and door handles, wood accents, and other design elements that hark back to the 1930s. It has an all-wheel-drive powertrain, a range of 137 miles and a top speed of 68 mph.

Nobe’s environmental mission goes beyond the car’s electric drive and small size – the company says the Nobe 100 is made from 100% reusable or recyclable parts, and features upgradable technology to maximize its lifespan.

Want to buy one? Contribute to Nobe’s crowd-funding campaign, which aims to raise one million euros ($1.18 million) to finance the new EV’s production.

 

Source: Nobe via Motor 1