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ShimieBy Shimie
First created
ShimieBy Shimie
First created
£4,331
pledged of £7,260pledged of £7,260 goal
13
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 5 2018 7:01 PM UTC +00:00.

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

Mikro MM1 0-60mph 4 seconds
Mikro MM1 0-60mph 4 seconds

 We started with a goal , build an electric car but make it cool, make it that when people see it they smile, but make it fast, and make the interior like a big smartphone ....

Well we did it , we built it. We actually added a few more surprises but we’ll keep those under wraps for now !

Whilst we are passionate about building cars we also have another motive.

Climate change is affecting every person on the planet, the air we breathe is becoming increasingly toxic with every day that passes. Deforestation is happening at a faster rate than any other time in human history. We need to change our ways.

What can we do? ...

The planet needs sustainable zero emissions transport. We have designed a fully electric 3 passenger vehicle. On a full charge the Mikro MM1 has a range of 300 miles and sprints to 60mph in under 4 seconds. Fun whilst saving the planet ...sounds good to me !

The Mikro MM1 is a small vehicle designed for life in the big city , fully connected with touchscreen controls this a car for the modern generation.

Key features

- 0-60mph 4seconds

- 80kwh liquid cooled lithium/graphene battery pack

- Range 300 miles

- Charge cycle of approx 6 hours 100% charge 

- Small removable auxiliary battery for emergency situations 

- Unique chassis system allowing for the option of a different body style in the future without having to buy a complete new car

- Small footprint , ideal for large cities with limited space

- 3 seat configuration with a centre drivers seat

- Retractable rear seats for extra storage

The team 

Shimie - Team leader / composite engineer. 13 years experience building specialist vehicles ranging from limousines , buses & film props

Andy - Andy is a mechanical engineer who graduated from Queens Universty Belfast in 2003 and has since been involved in several aerospace and automotive projects

Shane - Senior design engineer, graduated in 2004 with an honours degree in mechanical engineering. Has been involved in several product development projects in the aerospace industry

Eamonn - Business strategist with experience of rapid scaling up of high growth companies. 20+ years experience in this field.

In addition to this core team Mikro Automotive has a large pool of key industry advisors including IP specialists & Renewable energy pioneers.

How Kickstarter can help ?

Building cars is expensive ! and for a small company like ourselves every little bit of money counts. This Kickstarter amount added to our existing development fund will help ongoing development and keep us on track for our target launch date. We would love your feedback, if there’s something you’ve always wanted in a car please tell us, when you are driving the Mikro MM1 we want it to be an exciting experience. 

Initial prototype cross section
Initial prototype cross section

What features do you love on your smartphone? We want to take the best ideas and incorporate it into the design.

We don’t care if your idea sounds crazy, if there’s a demand we will develop it, we love pushing the boundaries.

Please help us spread awareness by sharing our social pages with friends, we really do appreciate the help !

With every UK donation we’ll include a packet of our magic seeds, perfect to grow your own electric car ! Ok maybe not, but it will grow into a tree if you water it. Trees - cleaner air for everyone.

It’s our responsibility to fix this planet, let’s make a difference for us and our children.

Project Timeline 

2015 - Mikro Automotive was established 

2017 - The first prototype was manufactured and used for initial testing 

2018 - A second improved prototype is developed 

2018 - Mikro Automotive is working closely with government agencies to develop a detailed plan of scaling up production 

2018 - Mikro Automotive is a finalist in InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investment competition 

2018 - Testing of prototype number 2

2018 - Type Approvals received 

2019 - Low volume production begins

2019 - First customer models are ready for delivery late 2019

Mikro Automotive - Finalists and still involved  in InterTradeIreland Seedcorn investment competition
Mikro Automotive - Finalists and still involved in InterTradeIreland Seedcorn investment competition

We don’t anything for free so we have listed a number of rewards which we hope will act as a thank you for helping us on our journey.

Exclusive Mikro Automotive snapback hat
Exclusive Mikro Automotive snapback hat
Exclusive Mikro Automotive Polo Shirt S/M/L
Exclusive Mikro Automotive Polo Shirt S/M/L
Exclusive Mikro Automotive Hooded Top in white S/M/L
Exclusive Mikro Automotive Hooded Top in white S/M/L
Exclusive Mikro Automotive Hooded Top in black S/M/L
Exclusive Mikro Automotive Hooded Top in black S/M/L

Risks and challenges

Whilst we would love to say there’s no risks involved, there are always some :-

What if no one likes it ?
We have carried out extensive market research and received very favourable feedback about the car.

How long will it take for production models ?
We have a production strategy in place and are expecting the first models to be ready late 2019

How can I get one ?
We are accepting refundable pre orders via our website however by choosing the top reward guarantees you will have one of the first available models

Are you certain it will be built ?
We have already invested substantial funds into the project to get it to where it is and are working closely with government agencies with strategic plans for scaling up production.
Mikro Automotive is currently a finalist of InterTradeIreland Ireland’s Seedcorn Investment competition.
Mikro Automotive is working closely with DVA to ensure it meets all applicable type approvals.
We fully expect the first customer vehicles to be ready in late 2019.

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    Join the Mikro family

    We’ll keep you up to date with everything that’s happening at Mikro Automotive HQ and of course a great big thank you !

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    From Little seeds grow big trees

    Plant your very own tree! Time to get serious about climate change, Every 1 acre of trees removes 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air every year. Let’s do our bit

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    Save the planet and look good doing it !

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    Exclusive Mikro Polo shirt

    “Get in front of that mirror, flex those guns”

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    Need more hats ?

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    Fashionista ! Hat & Polo shirt combo

    The ultimate combo ! Perfect for job interviews , meeting presidents & saving the world !

    Choice of sizes S/M/L

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    Hubba Hubba

    We design cool cars but damnnn we design cool clothes too ! Exclusive Mikro Automotive Hooded Top in a choice of colours

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    Hoodie bundle

    3 of our exclusive hooded tops with a big saving !

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    “Look mum I’m famous”

    We really can’t put into words how much we appreciate the help, but as a thank you to everyone who pledges the top reward we will include your name on our “The people that made it happen” plaque that will proudly adorn the interior of each and every vehicle manufactured.
    We will also include 2 exclusive tickets to the launch party in Belfast where you can party the night away with the Mikro Automotive team

    *Disclaimer* - this reward may involve dance off’s

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    • Named on the founders plaque that will adorn each vehicle
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