When it comes to retro cars, it seems like the electric start-up is where it’s at. After falling for the Luka EV a couple of months back, I now find myself dreaming about the upcoming Nobe 100.
Never heard of it? That’s no surprise as the Nobe 100 is a new project that’s currently being crowdfunded, with an eye on a future commercial launch.
It’s a brave move too. The three-wheeler will forever be associated with Del Boy’s van on Only Fools and Horses and is a concept desperately in need of some good PR. I think the Nobe 100 has that covered.
It looks like a hipster’s yacht or a 1950s prototype sports car. Possibly a marriage of both. Either way, it is a look that works and should work for you if you want something unashamedly retro and taking style elements from the most notable cars of that era. Go on, see how many you can name, everything from Mercedes to Isetta and Messerschmitt are given a nod here.
Of course, this isn’t all about the past. This car has one eye (or headlight) on the future too with its electric three-wheel engine with all-wheel drive. That is said to offer a speed of up to 60mph and a range of 136 miles per charge of that battery.
So not exactly a sports car engine to match it’d sports car look. But more than able to get you around town at a decent speed, with a range for a day out in the country too.
Sold on it? Well, don’t get the car loan just yet. As I said earlier, this is a long-term project, one that is kicking off with some crowdfunding by the Estonian carmaker.
You need to sign up to the crowdfunding site to see all the financial statements and the full set of incentives for supporting the project. But as a guide, you are looking at around £26,000 for a finished car, with the aim of getting things in production by 2020. As I write, the project is around 38 per cent funded.