There are cars that make your head spin, and then there's Luvly, that makes your head spin... the other way. No, I'm kidding. I mean, this Swedish electric microcar didn't make me fall in love at first sight. I don't find it very pretty, but it could be a small surprise in the world of electric cars, thanks to its business model reminiscent of IKEA.
Luvly: you mount it yourself
That's right: Luvly will be sold worldwide with a "flat-pack" shipping method. Just like an ikea piece of furniture, complete with instructions and explanatory drawings. A bit like a designer had hypothesized two years ago. You order it, it arrives at your door, and then you have it assembled at a local assembly center following the instructions. Convenient, right? So you turn the head even to the coachbuilder near the house. Quadricycle plus, quadricycle minus.
The microcar "to be assembled" weighs only 400 kg and has an average consumption of 60 Wh/km. With just one kWh of energy, about 16 kilometers can be traveled. The battery, divided into two modules of 15 kilos each, is recharged from the normal electrical outlet at home. With a capacity of 6,4 kWh, it offers a range of approximately 100 km.
If it doesn't disassemble as you walk around it's an amazing microcar
Don't let its size fool you - the Luvly reaches a top speed of 90km/h, perfect for city use. Only I would be afraid to reach them? I still have in my eyes the formidable rollover of the Citroen Ami in that bend in Montecarlo. In any case, the Swedish microcar does credit to its country of origin, boasting excellent safety solutions: a special shell in layered foam material, which protects the occupants from various annoying scenarios.
The price? About 10 thousand euros. Luvly's n.1, Hakan Lutz, has an ambitious future in mind for this microcar for his brand. The modularity of the first model should allow for the creation of sports and work versions. What do you think? Is this Swedish "answer" to the need for sustainable mobility to your liking, or (like me) do you consider Luvly as a Fiat 126 that didn't make it, indeed: that can never make it? Let me know on the Futuro Prossimo social channels.