From Green Car Reports:
Want to get in on the ground floor of a new electric-car startup? Crowdfunding seems to be the latest rage for automotive startups in Europe.
The latest is an Estonian startup called Nobe, which hopes to raise funding to build a small, electric three-wheeler. The company officially launched the vehicle Wednesday along with a crowdfunding drive looking to raise just over $1 million to build the car.
In a video on the company's website, Nobe's designers say they want it to make people smile in the way they do when they see a classic VW Bug—it conjures nostalgic memories but isn't trying to impress anybody.
To that end, the Nobe 100 looks like it rolled right out of 1959, with slim window pillars, a wraparound rear window, a targa bar wrapping over the roof, and a metal dashboard with big analog gauges and a wicker parcel tray underneath. The front end looks like something Alfa Romeo could have designed in the '50s.
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