IN PROGRESS

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A prototype for the first electric vehicle for people with disabilities, or USEC, Ukrainian Social Electric Car.

This electric vehicle was custom-made for Victoria Kiose, a TV presenter and an activist.

Electromobility gives a new chance to people with individual needs in Ukraine. A mass production of USEC cars is planned.

What was done in this project?

This electric vehicle was very much changed if compared to the Smart used as the base. It is already approved by Ukrainian legislation to be used on general purpose roads.
UNASSISTED ENTRANCE TO THE VEHICLE
The back of the car was converted into a special ramp, which is used to enter and exit the vehicle on a wheelchair without external assistance.
THE INTERIOR COMPLETELY CHANGED
The interior of the vehicle was completely changed, its main features are the steering wheel which is situated in the center and a special leverage to speed used to and brake.
REAR-WHEEL ELECTRIC DRIVE
The car now has a rear-wheel electric drive based on 2 motor wheel units with the total power of 30 kW (15 kW per wheel).
SPECIAL SERVO MOTORS
Special servo motors can automatically lower the rails, headrest and back door.
THE VEHICLE IS CONTROLLED THROUGH APP
The vehicle is controlled with the help of an application that was specially designed.
BATTERY UNDER HOOD
The vehicle’s battery is placed under the hood, which makes it possible to keep the floor low as needed for convenient entrance.

Technical specifications

The vehicle’s hardware makes it easy to use it in the existing car sharing systems.
Driving range:
150 km
110 km h
lithium ion battery
rear-wheel
from $8 500 to $10 000
Max speed:
Battery:
drive:
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How does it look

This electric vehicle is a one of a kind, but certified. The goal is to receive feedback from potential users and then use their suggestions to improve the vehicle.