Better Future Today!
Our mission is to change people´s perceptions as well as their driving habbits to finally make the electric car cool. While the most people understand that our current concept of a car is not sustainable in the long term, far too many people resist making the logical switch to electric cars for a variety of reasons. We want to hot wire their internal wiring by cross-wiring rational analysis with emotions.
Our three-fold goal is to make our Nobe upgradeable, recyclable and sustainable as we bring about an end to the disposable car.
First, as the Nobe´s batteries get better and better, we will make it easy for customers to upgrade their batteries. Ditto for the Nobe´s motor and electronics.
Second, as the Nobe´s exterior Nextene panels get worn or damaged – or maybe our customer just wants to change the color of their car – they will be able to swap their exterior panels and send their old panels to us to be recycled. We will then convert their old panels into new parts from seats to convertible roofs and more.
Third, we will not knowingly add scrap to scrapyards. We will never take a Nobe to a scrapyard.
Our goal is to build an attractively designed, everyday LEV which won´t lose value right out of the shop. Our Nobe will be: FAST. ELEGANT. UNIQUE. FUN.
Nobe 100 is a three-wheeled electric vehicle, with following specifications:
Vehicle class: L5e - powered trike (can be registered as motorbike)
Chassis: Steel tubing
Suspension: GAZ Gold Pro, custom
Body: Nexyene/PU SKIN, soundproof
Main battery: 21 kwh Li-On
Mobile battery: 4 kwh Li-On
Range: 230 km combined, 180 on main 21 kwh battery, 50 km on additional, portable suitcase battery
Top Speed: 110 km/h
Engine: Three in-wheel electric motors, combined max power 54 kw
Drive: three-wheeled drive
Weight: 390 kg
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h 5,9 sec
Nobe will have two doors, three seats and removable Targa hardtop. The interior will come equipped with fine leather from Connolly, Belize veneer details and brushed steel. And then there is our hood ornament: the Foxy Lady.
Mainstream cars have just become too soulless, common and mundane. To add insult to injury, the average LEVs doesn´t look very exciting either as few are particulary elegant. We are going to change all that. Here´s how:
Two years ago, wet set out to build a modern classic:
We wanted to build a car that would make everyone stop and look - in the exact same way that everyone stops and looks at an old VW Beetle and gets those warms feelings inside.
We also wanted to build a car that was both agile and practical as well as easy to park and fun to drive.
When Jason Torchinski praised our Nobe on his famous Jalopnik site, we knew that the car we wanted to build was exactly right. As of today, over 5 million people have read 240 plus stories about our Nobe.
Our biggest challenge – getting Nobe´s design exactly right – is now done.
And so now it´s time to put Nobe out on the streets.
To build our car, we´ve assembled a great team of specialists - each one of them a graduate of Tallinn´s University of Technology - and each one of them a professional with extensive experience in building electric vehicles.
The entire world is watching as electric vehicles continue to evolve. While the established giants may still be driving the autmotive markest today, I am confident that our team at Nobe is uniquely positioned to launch the very first – vintage – light electric vehicle (LEV) tomorrow.
So – let´s do it!
Roman Muljar, CEO Nobe Cars
Auto, mis võtab naaberliikleja esmapilgul muhelema. Ja liikuma hakates kohe tõsiseks. Sest väike auto kaob taamal juba liiklusse.
Teadagi – elektriauto on kiire minekuga. Stiilne Nobe oma kerge kaalu, nappide gabariitide, kompaktsuse ja manööverdusvõime juures ei ole linnaliikluses naljalt püütav.
„Mis auto see küll on?“ mõtiskleb naaber foori taga. „Välimuselt uunikum, aga näha, et moodne. Disain viitab Saksa sõjaeelsele klassikale, aga mis on kapoti all?“ Naabrile jääb teadmata, et kapoti all on vaid diplomaadikohver, arvutikott, ridikül ja autoaku. Elektriuto kolm tõhusalt vedavat mootrit on muidugi auto all.
Keda kujutleksime taolisest autost välja astuvat? Muretut hipsterit? Võimalik. Trenditeadlikku äridaami, kel kodugaraazhis varuks kiirteedele sobilik maanteristleja? Küllap. Aga miks mitte praktilist pereinimest, kel vaja siuh ja säuh jõuda koosolekule ja kohtingule, seejärel korjata üles lapsuke ja poekraam.
Tõepoolest. Tegemist on multikultuurse väikeautoga.
„Miks ma tegin just sellise auto? Tahtsin luua midagi ajatut nagu shveitsi kell. Mis tiksub laitmatult ja mõjub stiilselt. Auto, mida igaüks peres või sõprade hulgas tahaks omanikult laenuks küsida. Et proovida sõiduomadusi ja sõidutunnet.
Teadsin kolmeraattalisi autoajaloost nii Inglismaalt kui Saksamaalt. Uurisin võimalusi. Ja avastasin, et taoline väikeauo on Eestis tehtav, kuna tudengid on ehitanud võitlustel silma paistnud elektrivormeleid juba aastaid. Ei olnud vaja alustada tühjalt kohalt. Mu meeskond ootas juba mind.
Asusin aega viitmata otsima tippdisanerit. Ja ma tahtsin, et ta oleks Eestist, et oleks oma.
Tajudes, et kogu maailma jälgib elektriautode arengut, uunemas on kogu autotööstus ja –turg, on Eestil esimest korda ajaloos võimalus autotootjate juurde uks hoogsalt lahti lükata. Et seal oma koht sisse võtta.
Loodan, et mul on järgijaid. Minu panus on Nobe.“
Setting Nobe a bit more apart from the rest is the innovative dual-battery system found in each automobile we make. With the main battery putting the power behind each three-wheeled classic a separate battery provides power for the supporting systems such as light, heat, and the ever present radio so you never miss a tune or turn along the way.
This briefcase sized battery can be removed without tools and is conveniently located in the front of the cabin. Developed specifically for Nobe motors this battery charges off any normal power outlet and can tackle a 40 kilometer trip with ease.
Yes, it is. You’ve already noticed that we only have three wheels. The false story is that we just lost a wheel the day we going to make the car and didn’t have time to get a new one. The true story is the homage we’re paying to the Benz Patent-Motorwagen rolling way on back to 1885.
Every Nobe on the street comes standard with an All-Wheel Drive System to ensure safety in all conditions. There is no need to sacrifice handling and grip, but we like that the acceleration stuck around too. Nobe Cruiser comes with optional M (muscle car) switch.
We hope you love owning this car as much as we do. We take pride in our work and wear it proudly. That’s why we go back to that hand-stitched leather again with a car to match. We offer handbags, golf bags, driving gloves, and caps. Each piece is elegantly marked with the Nobe emblem and perfectly matched to your personal Nobe’s color.
Go ahead, grab that shining chrome handle and open it up. You’ll swing into this beauty with ease and plop right into a rich leather seat so comfortable you’ll wonder where the tv is. Run your hands down the hand stitched edges and take a second to think “now do I want this in a convertible or hard-top?” We do offer both, but air conditioning and heat are ready to rock and roll regardless.