Compact Luvly O brings convenience and affordability of IKEA’s flat-pack furniture to the EV world
Electric cars are a good option keeping in mind the health of our planet, but they don’t come cheap. In the world of Tesla and Polestar, which aren’t affordable for all, the gaping hole is filled with EVs like the Citroen Ami.
A lot of brands are aiming to become the IKEA of their respective industries at least when it comes to packaging and modular assembly. Imagine if this idea can be applied to cars that are created on the other side of the world but you would like to be shipped to you without having to spend almost twice the price. The market for a compact electric car is wide open and Stockholm-based tech outfit Luvly is set to rattle the competition with its unique EV. This flat-pack mini car will shake up the urban transport scene with its practical design that doesn’t look flamboyant but solves the intended purpose.
Dubbed Luvly O, the electric two-seater is a flat-pack vehicle that could change the landscape of urban mobility. The mind behind this creation is none other than Joachim Nordwall, who formerly worked with Koenigsegg as the head designer. This light urban vehicle is currently in the last stages of development and is all set to debut in the latter half of 2023.
The ultra-light urban vehicle weighing only 350 kg has a range of up to 100 kilometers on a single charge and a top speed of 45 km/h. In addition, the small size makes it easy to maneuver and park in tight spaces. One of the standout features of the city commuter is its modular design. The car is built using a series of interchangeable components that can be easily replaced or upgraded. This makes it easy to repair and maintain the vehicle, which can help extend its lifespan and reduce waste.
The Luvly O is also equipped with removable batteries, which can be charged at home or swapped out at a charging station. Thereby eliminating the need for a dedicated charging station and making it more convenient for drivers.
In addition to the sustainable features, the EV is also designed with safety in mind. The car has a reinforced steel frame and a full range of airbags to protect passengers in case of an accident. There are advanced safety features such as collision detection, lane departure warnings, and automatic emergency braking to keep the riders away from any harm.
To complement the impressive features, Luvly O is priced very affordably, starting at just $11,000. This makes it accessible to a wide range of riders, including those who earlier might not consider purchasing an electric vehicle at the top of their list. That’s if you can live with a minimalistic interior having limited space and no air conditioning. Also keep in mind, the compact EV lacks many of the creature comforts such as power windows, a sound system, or even a heater!