new british company Northern Light Motors has introduced its new electric vehicle for urban personal transport which, despite its risky design, is the model that will eventually be launched in the market. It already accepts reservations through its official website after payment of a deposit of 250 pounds (about 300 euros at the current exchange rate), while the first deliveries are scheduled after the summer.
Aesthetically, the model is quite attractive. It has a long and very narrow bodywork in the purest style of a single-seater from the beginning of the last century. Its wheels are similar to those of a bicycle and it installs two of them on the front axle and only one in the rear central area. front Features a centrally located main LED light and other smaller ones on the axles of the front wheels. At the rear, it has a status LED type and some indicators for the top-end variants.
Its dimensions are completely reduced, because in Length of only 3.4 m, overall width of 1.28 m and height of 1.15 m, According to the company, despite its measurements, a medium-sized person should have no problem staying inside. The passenger compartment is expected to be protected from rain thanks to a small removable cloth element located like an umbrella over the hole. From the company they confirm that There is a small loading hole inside which can carry “3 or 4 supermarket bags”, Steering of the model will be done through a convenient handlebar which is also housed with several buttons.
Northern Light Motors offers your vehicle under three mechanical options, The first of them, and as far as the range, is the so-called 428-Blue, which is positioned directly as the “standard” bicycle as it has no electro-mechanical elements and its propulsion is based on the occupant’s own pedaling. It has a 10-speed gearbox and hydraulic disc brakes; Its total weight is 42 kg. This model, as its name suggests, is decorated in blue colour. Its prices start at 4,000 pounds sterling (about 4,700 euros to convert).
A step above it is the so-called 557-Green and which has electro-mechanical support. Its exterior decoration is green in color and has a 250 W electric motor powered by 10.5 Ah battery, This allows you to have a maximum electric range of 80 kilometers. The total weight of this variant is 54 kg and its price starts from 5,000 pounds sterling (about 5,800 euros). Additionally, this model has a USB charging port, an internal digital screen and more resistant tires.
Lastly, Northern Light Motors tops the list with the 630-Red. It mainly features a body decorated in red and fairing wheels. mechanically it contains a 48 volt 20 Ah battery that powers an electric motor with 1.5 kW max power, This allows you to reach a maximum speed of 50 km / h and a range of up to 65 km. The purchase price for this version is 6,000 pounds sterling (7,000 euros at the exchange rate).
Currently the company only has homologation for the sale of their vehicles in the United Kingdom, however, according to what they say, they are already working on homologation for their commercialization in Europe and the United States. The 428-Blue version will have the standard bicycle homologation, as it does not have an electric motor; The 557-Green is presented as an electric bicycle and finally, The top of the 630-red range is classified as a moped,
Additionally, the firm has a list of additions that can be added to its three models, specifically the 428-Blue and 557-Green to improve their specifications and capabilities. in these extra A bigger capacity battery, stronger tires, higher capacity brakes, GPS tracker or rear cameraamong others.
Those responsible for the company have previously worked in reputed firms such as TVR, Jaguar, Land Rover or Bentley. The firm’s CEO Graham Brown served as an automotive designer focusing on sports and light vehicles, including emblematic models such as the TVR Sagaris or TVR T400R.