Our vehicles are classified as motorcycles. Because of the three wheels and safety features, our vehicles can be driven with a standard driver’s license and without a helmet in most places.
Our vehicle has the safety features of a car - a high-strength steel and aluminum structure, 3 airbags, and intelligent sensors to help you avoid accidents. The Nimbus Balance system makes our vehicle as easy to drive as a car. Plus, you'll be comfortable in the enclosed cabin if the weather turns bad.
At 32" or 81cm wide, we are less than half the width of a Smart car. That means you can maneuver through traffic much faster and park anywhere a motorcycle can. If you already have a car and a parking space for it, you can most likely fit it in the same space. Insurance costs are also typically lower.
We are planning to have our vehicles available for rent and purchase starting in mid to late 2022, depending on the region. The locations where we will launch first will depend on customer demand, based on the number of reservations. Join our newsletter for updates!
Any car driver can drive our vehicles and only a regular driver’s license is needed. Our vehicle is controlled with a steering wheel and brake and accelerator pedals, just like a car.
Nimbus Balance is our proprietary technology that allows our narrow vehicle to maintain its stability. Our vehicle is driven with a steering wheel just like a car but the vehicle maintains its balance by leaning into turns. The system naturally returns the vehicle to an upright angle and is aided by sensors and actuators. There is always a direct mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the steering action of the vehicle so it's fail-proof like the steering system in a car.
Besides Nimbus Balance, which allows any car driver to easily operate our vehicle, we have frontal and two curtain airbags, an Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) that provides Automated Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning, ABS, traction control, combined braking, and a high-strength steel and aluminum alloy structure with a frontal crumple zone. We will be providing over-the-air updates which will improve the vehicle safety over time. Many of the ADAS sensors are also designed to be modular so that the vehicle is future-proof.
Nimbus vehicles lean into corners, which provides an exhilarating sensation not unlike when you first learned how to ride a bike. Shortly after driving it, it will feel completely natural and intuitive. Observe a slow motion video of any animal and even humans running and you will see that all of us lean into corners naturally. It is likely that after driving our vehicle, driving a car will feel disconnected to you.
The base Halo model has a top speed of 50mph and we don't recommend it for highway use. The X has a top speed of 90mph and was designed for highway use.
Every Nimbus comes with an onboard charger that allows you to charge the vehicle fully overnight with a household outlet. There is also an onboard 7kW charger that allows the Halo to be charged in under 2 hours. Charging using level 3 chargers can be done in 45 minutes. We will also place chargers at our Nimbus Zones in selected cities.
We are planning on making first deliveries in mid 2022. We will make deliveries based on the order in which the reservations were made.
We will be the lightest fully enclosed vehicles on the market. This means we can save on everything else to achieve the same acceleration and range as heavier vehicles. Our motors, electronics, and batteries are all smaller than if we had made our vehicle bigger and heavier. Not only do these lighter components translate into lower costs for you, it also means a vehicle that's much better for the environment.
Yes, we will give those who placed reservations the option to configure their vehicles several months prior to delivery. Options may be limited for customers who rent vs. purchase.
We will begin offering test drives starting in mid to late 2021 in the locations where we will launch. We expect demand will be high and will give priority to those who placed a reservation.
We will open up service centers in the countries we plan to launch in.
We will offer a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty on the batteries and a 3 year / 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on the rest of the vehicle.
We plan to offer financing with major financial institutions.
You will be able to insure the vehicle at major car and motorcycle insurance carriers, usually at a significant discount compared to car insurance.
Yes, please get in touch at B2B@nimbus.green
We have locations in Ann Arbor, MI, San Carlos, CA, and Guangdong, China.
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