That was said by Jason Torchinsky from Jalopnik.com. And he pretty much nails it. On a three-wheeled chassis and edged with the chrome of America’s muscle days, this new-age take on an antique design is a reminder of a time when cars weren’t just a daily commuter but a work of art to boot. Nobe may take you back sixty years and we’re proud of that, but we’re ten years ahead of the times with an electric take you’re sure to be shocked by.
Nobe offers a classic, playful yet conventional way to own a piece of nostalgia without the carbon footprint. Owning a lightweight, comfortable and compact e-car doesn’t have to look generic or blow a budget. Make your next trip with style, turn a few heads, and still do your part in making sure your automobile choice leaves the world a little greener.
Peter Vesterbacka is globally known for his former career as Brand Manager at Rovio. Rovio´s game Angry Birds, hit the jackpot few years ago, and success story lead to movies, merchandise etc. We are very pleased to say that Peter has started as our marketing and brand advisor, helping us to build another success story.
The answer is simple: I wanted to create something long-lasting like a swiss watch. I wanted to create something that works perfectly and would be forever stylish. I wanted to create something that everyone else in your family – as well as all your friends – will want to borrow from you and take out for a spin just to see how it drives.
Although I knew the story of three-wheeled vehicles from both England and Germany, I also wanted to explore what else the future might hold. Turns out, there are some amazing things already happening here in Estonia. Young Estonian engineers and researchers have already been hard at work, forging our electric future. There was no need for me to start from scratch. My team was already here waiting for me.
I’m searching for timeless perfection. And I want this amazing fusion of design and engineering to be Estonian born and bred.
These days, the whole world is watching the evolution of electric vehicles. While the established automotive giants may still be at the forefront of the market these days, I’m confident that Estonia is uniquely positioned to launch its first light electric vehicle (LEV).
The time is now.
Join me on the road to the future.
My contribution is Nobe.
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.