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A Troubling Fire
at Nobe Cars

The fire at Nobe Cars left many people wondering
about more than just the cause.

Contents

  1. Overview & Introduction
      Was the fire the problem or did the fire hide problems?
  2. Was the fire an accident?  
      Before & After photographs
  3. Who determined the cause of the fire?
  4. Multiple locations of hot spots from one fire.  
  5. What did firefighters find when they arrived?  
  6. Evidence of batteries and other components not present.  
  7. Three cars, widely varying levels of damage.
       One fairly intact, one without any body or innards, and one completely missing.
  8. A roomful of tools, but none can be seen after the fire.   
       Where did they go?
  9. New factory opened in more than record-breaking time? 
       How is that possible?
  • News Articles on the fire:   Five Estonian news reports, including videos and many more photographs.  Of interest is how many reporters tie in the timing of the fire with Nobe's financial problems.
Was the fire the problem or did the fire hide problems?

Up In Smoke

In the dark of the night on October 4, 2019, the garage complex housing Nobe Cars in Estonia was engulfed in flames.  Roman Muljar, Nobe’s CEO, stated to reporters [see article #2 below]:  "It was a big blow. Our first two historical cars were destroyed”.  For someone who had just ‘lost everything’, a further blow to a startup company that was reportedly already having severe financial problems, Muljar’s optimism strained belief, and the reporter noted how quickly he shifted to pointing out that "You'll soon find out. We are doing well."  

Journalists, and Muljar, attributed the fire to problems with the building’s electrical wiring.  The communications manager at the local rescue center postulated that the fire was probably started by an air source heat pump, but did not elaborate any further. In another discussion, much later, Muljar had a very different explanation, saying that he had updated most of the wiring in the facility with the exception of just the one section of wall where he claims the fire started.

The nature of the fire, along with the multiple Estonian news agencies noting how the timing of the blaze coincides with Nobe’s financial difficulties, raises numerous questions as to: the fire’s origin, what was actually in the building at the time, how it seems possible that some of the building's contents may have somehow survived to reappear elsewhere, and that a move to another facility said to have been in the works before the fire started. 

Engineer Meelis Merilo explained to reporters that Nobe was planning to move soon anyway and “since one room was left untouched [by the fire], I understand that for the time being it will still continue there."  Although he is listed in a Nobe investor pitch deck as “Founder and Head of Engineering”, the reporter then stresses that Merilo asked him “to emphasize that he is a small shareholder in Nobe and does not actively participate in the company's work on a daily basis.”  In that same article, when Muljar is interviewed, he now contradicts his head engineer regarding their plans to move, and now the official line is that a move had not been considered: “Whether we do it here or somewhere else, I can't say” and suddenly he “had no more time to talk to the journalist.”

Seeing a number of comments around the web that suggest the fire may have been deliberately started, and seeing how Muljar addressed the fire in an Estonian EER television interview in 2021 by stating that the ['prototypes and many documents burned up'] “they were uninsured, yes” —insinuating he did not receive money from the fire— raises serious questions about the nature of the fire itself, and how his explanation possibly ignores many other potential motivating factors for causing a fire. Multiple news reports included below, and searches on the Web, provide little information, if any, on any investigation into the fire.  For this reason, we turned to a seasoned fire investigator from North America for unbiased insight.  

The following are the fire investigator’s observations and the questions raised in reviewing the Nobe October 4, 2019 fire and its investigation in Estonia, including observations from an authority on Electric Vehicles. Questions raised and insights given by each will be indicated with their titles.

Section A

Investigator: Was this an Accidental fire or an Incendiary Fire?

(An incendiary fire is one that “has been deliberately ignited under circumstances in which the person knows the fire should not be ignited”).

Fire Investigator:  The only true way to make that determination is by determining what the cause of the fire was. There are often circumstantial bits of evidence that are typically associated with incendiary fires. The following are questions that could be further investigated in Estonia.

Fire Investigator: Was insurance increased shortly before the fire?

  • What does Muljar mean that Nobe “had no insurance”? On what? The building? The prototype vehicles? The tools? The business?

  • Did any production machinery in the facility,  such as a CNC machine, have insurance?

  • Was any insurance company at all involved with any aspect of this tragedy?

  • Another question raised from this is: would there have been anyone else to have benefited from the occurrence of the fire? 

  • Did the owner of the building have insurance? 

  • In standard business practice, most building leases will require the lessee (Nobe) to get their own insurance and indemnify the lessor (landlord) against damage a lessee might create.The lessor will keep general liability insurance. However, if the landlord’s property causes damage to the tenant’s belongings, as is the case here, the tenant would be eligible to be compensated.  What happened here? 

  • Could there have been benefits other than monetary to a fire destroying prototypes, records, plans or lack thereof, equipment, etc.?  For example, could there have been something one would not want discovered, such as:

  • Nobe’s lack of significant progress? In numerous interviews, Muljar had made more and more promises that were never fulfilled about when production would start, when and where factories would be built, and more.
  • What if there may have been no engineering plans in place? In some interviews, Nobe claims everything was lost, in others they have the plans in hand.  ERR news reported “there were basically no drawings or documentation to even start preparing for mass production, which could result in a safe and compliant machine.”  
  • Were there even prototypes that were ready for manufacturing?  Other manufacturers go through multiple levels of prototype vehicles before they are ready to begin manufacture, while Nobe has claimed to have been ‘ready’ without ever even fully completing a first prototype.
  • Were there issues with the cars themselves? (e.g. performance, safety, undersized, cars were not operational or were made incorrectly)  An expert on EVs in a 2021 Estonian television interview shared that the engineering team in Detroit was shocked to find that when the only Nobe prototype shipped to them arrived that it “did not operate”.
  • Were promises made to investors that could not have been kept with these cars? As an example, on a certain level of car functionality, a delivery date of cars just a ‘short time’ away, and the building of cars at locations around the world. Could this have been really achieved by the plans, vehicles and preparedness of the cars that went into the factory fire at that time?

Fire Inspector: Where valuable items were moved out of the building just before the fire (or to a part of the building that was not expected to burn)?

  • Prior to the fire in a photo, there appears to be three Nobe “cars” in the facility. The tools and a computer only appear to be present in the Before photo.  

Before the Fire at the Nobe Cars Factory of Amazing ThingsTorched Nobe 100GT GT100

Before and after picture of Nobe Cars fire showing 2 charred Nobe 100GTs

These photographs raise questions:

  • At what point was this photograph taken?

  • What happened to one of three cars? Only two ‘burned’?  Where is the third?

  • Where are the tools that were in the facility before the fire?

Fire Investigator: Was the security system not turned on whereas it is always turned on every other night? 

Fire Investigator: More often than not, incendiary fires are ignited with gasoline, just to be sure that the fire gets going quickly and spreads well. In this case, in a room with electric cars, finding a sample of gasoline where the fire started would be a clue. 

  • What reports are available in Estonia regarding the origination of the fire?

  • Did someone in Estonia check to see if an investigation was done on the use of gasoline or other substances?

  • Was there an security system in the place for the building? Was there electronic surveillance and cameras set up? 

Fire Investigator: Was the company experiencing financial problems?

Yes, Nobe's financial difficulties were reported in conjunction with the fire by several Estonian news agencies reported by several news agencies in Estonia in conjunction with the fire.

  • An observation from the Estonian news media was that they believed the financial difficulty Nobe was experiencing was an important point to communicate on their coverage of Nobe. Several news outlets tied the timing of the fire together with Nobe’s financial problems.

Section B

Investigator: Who determined the origin and cause of the fire?

Fire Investigator:  Practically every fire department has to determine a cause for a fire - or to call it undetermined, or to have it further investigated by the Fire Marshal's office. A standard procedure for determining a cause first involves determining the origin of the fire. If one can narrow down the area of origin where the fire originated, then one can evaluate all ignition sources in that area, analyze them, and hopefully are left with only one competent ignition source.  Once the Fire Marshal's office completes its investigation, a private/third party investigation firm often comes in (hired by building insurance of the complex, tenant insurance, the owner of the building) and replicates the process that fire department did. This raised the following questions:

Fire InvestigatorWhat were the investigative procedures initiated from the Estonian fire department?

Fire InvestigatorWhat did the Estonian fire department determine the cause of the fire and in what area did it get started? Is there a written report that actually determines the fire? Or was it a private investigator providing data? Or another source?

  • One Newspaper article provides information from a communications manager of the Estonian Põhja Rescue Center, Jane Gridassov, who specified that the fire in the U-shaped building on Telliskivi Street in Tallinn was probably started by an air source heat pump. This manager did not elaborate any further. What happened?

  • Muljar stated in another discussion that the fire may have started in the one section of wall where he had failed to update the wiring.  Who was the electrician? 

  • A newspaper source reported that the fire started at 3:58am in the morning. Was work being conducted in the facility that afternoon? That evening? Was there anyone else in the facility that night? Why would there be someone in the restroom in a factory workshop at 3:00am?! Any security cameras on the facility?

Fire InvestigatorSince there was an owner of the building from which Roman Muljar rented from, was there any private/third party fire investigation done?   

  • If not, why not? 

Section C

Can the intensity of a fire caused by an electrical failure have separate concentrated hot spots? 

Did the firefighting impact the fire flow?

Fire Investigator: Just because it may be an electrically initiated fire does not necessarily cause it to be concentrated in one area. This would be more a factor of the fuel load present in the area of origin. 

Fire Investigator: Fire suppression operations definitely have an impact on fire patterns and it is very important to get an idea of how the fire was fought, though ideally we get the notes from the crews who attended. They often break windows to allow smoke out so they can see what they are doing, but this can also alter the ventilation conditions of the fire and cause increased burning in certain areas. Also spraying of water from the hose can also entrain air and create different flow paths for the fire. 

Fire InvestigatorCan someone get records from the crews who attended to fire on the impact of fire patterns?

Fire InvestigatorAre there any eyewitnesses?


Could a fire caused by an electrical failure create multiple hot spots?

Nobe Factory Fire

Multiple hotspots in Nobe fire

Fire Investigator: Under certain conditions that might happen. Depending on what fails and ignites, it is possible that the electrical failures propagate upstream along the circuits and multiple faults are observed along one circuit. 

Section D

In what condition was the building found?

The fire appears to be venting out in two spots. What does this mean?
Nobe Factory Burned

Nobe burned out of factory

Fire Investigator: In the photo above, one sees in the area circled in red that the fire was venting out from this doorway. The next one, circled in yellow has some venting patterns as well, though less obvious because it is not black. This can be an indication that the siding above this opening had gotten hotter and had burned the soot off. Another pattern to support this is that the soffit/fascia/roof above this window opening appears to be consumed, whereas it is mostly in place above the door. All other windows/doors visible in this image show undamaged siding, meaning they were likely not broken. This brings out questions:

Fire Investigator: Did the open doorway have windows in it that failed early in the fire? 

Fire Investigator: Did the door open during the fire? Perhaps due to fire fighters on arrival? 

Fire Investigator: What conditions did the firefighters see when they arrived?  

Section E

Can lithium batteries be seen in the Nobe car in the After photo?


Batteries and internal components do not appear in car

 Fire Investigator: We recognize that lithium batteries don't survive fires well. The interior of them will likely be destroyed in the fire, although the rolled up anode/cathode might still be visible in the remains. If the batteries were a cylindrical type (like the ones used in Teslas), the metal can that houses the battery will survive the fire, though they will be scattered all about. A lithium battery, whether it fails from a thermal runaway or from fire exposure, will produce a chemical cocktail of flammable gasses as a product of its failure. If there is no ignition source immediately present, the gasses can build up and be sufficient to cause an explosion. If the fire is present, they will simply be burned up (though rather impressively). 

Authority on Electric Vehicles:  The lithium batteries supposedly used by Nobe were like bricks - i.e. lithium bricks that are banded together to form a pack. When they heat up, they expand and distort ultimately to become a mass.  We would also have some sort of battery management system, controller, etc as part of the overall drive chain. All of this would have to be in the general debris area of the chassis. In addition components of the interior, seats, dashboard, steering wheel, etc.should/would be present. Evidence of such debris does not seem apparent in these photos. Was there an incendiary of any kind? Was there an explosion? Signs of this type remain a possibility and go unanswered. 

Section F

One car with nothing left but the frame, one fairly intact, and one completely missing.

We note that the vehicle in the foreground appears to have suffered far more damage. How could this happen?

Where is the third car?

Fire Investigator: That may be so, but are the bodies of the two cars the same material? If one is fiberglass or aluminum, and the other is aluminum or steel (I'm guessing due to weight savings that steel would not be used here), they will obviously behave differently. Having said this, if this image is the interior shot of what [was shown] earlier, then it makes sense, because the windows had not failed at the far end of the room, whereas the fire had vented near to where the image was taken in this second shot. Something to support the fire damage is a faint red line I drew on the second image, in the top left (see above). The particle board seems to show decreasing damage as you move further down the room.  Something to consider is whether the intensity of burning at this end of the room was due to the fire originated here, or, whether it a matter of ventilation effects, where the fresh oxygen from the open doorway caused more intense burning at this end. Most likely, the fire did not start at the far end of the room, based on these patterns that were already mentioned here and that the windows at the far end would likely have broken.

  • Observation from an Authority on Electric Vehicles: While fiberglass and aluminum will behave differently from one another in a fire, one thing to consider is whether both cars in the photo were made from the same material.  One would expect to see evidence of the body of the car being charred or damaged in a fire, as it appears to be the case with the second car in the background. The body of the car in the foreground appears to have completely vaporized, leaving behind no charring, residue, or any remains at all, except for the tubular frame that we see. Even if the fire had started near the car that vanished,  how could the intensity of a fire stay localized just on the one car itself while the particle board walls right next to it remained virtually intact? 

  • Other questions: Which of the Nobe prototypes is missing from the photo? Was there a frame with no body shell on it in the fire?

Section G

Where did all the tools go?

With a wall and rolling chests full of tools before the fire, where are they now? 

We note that the tools are missing from the After photograph.

Shop cabinet and tools appear to be missing

Fire Investigator: The "work related tools" that appear to be missing may have fallen off the wall due to the wall being damaged by the fire or by the hose stream – or they were taken away prior to the fire. As for the missing particle board at the end, I think that came off later in the fire, or after the fire, otherwise that area would likely have seen more significant damage (and insulation would be soot covered). The fire service often pulls down walls and ceilings during the overhaul phase of suppression, ensuring that no fire has started burning in hidden cavities. Whether the computer fell off the table during the fire, or was not present, can't be answered without more photos.

This raises questions:

  • How many tools were in the facility before the fire?

  • How many tools were found in the fire, whether on the wall or damaged on the floor?

  • Were there tools from this factory that appeared in the new erected factory 62 days after the fire on December 6, 2019? 

  • What records are available to review on what had occurred with the tools?

  • What happened to the computer that was on the desk of the room?

  • Where is the rolling tool chest visible in the Before picture?

Section H

A new factory up, open, and completely outfitted in just two months?

A new factory was in operation and the opening night party, a party with glowing comments on social media, occurred just 62 Days after the Nobe Facility Fire.

How possible, or even probable, to find and outfit a new shop in 62 days after a fire, while planning and pulling off an opening night extravaganza at the same time, especially if your company is in dire financial straights?

Was Nobe planning to move or was it sheer coincidence? As mentioned in the beginning of this article, Meelis Merilo, Nobe's Lead Engineer, stated in an interview, that the new location had already been in the works, then sought to distance himself from both the company and knowledge of the company while CEO Roman Muljar contradicted him while at the same time making predictions with unfounded optimism.

The new facility appeared to be an upgrade to the facility that was burned. What money and resources could Nobe have been used for the new facility and to accomplish this task in 62 days?

Were there any prototype Nobe cars in the new facility after the fire? What tools and machinery were present in the new building?

There are a number of questions, some which might be easily explained and others without answers. We hope that this may open the door to further questions and investigation.  There are far too many to be brushed aside due to “coincidence”. There are far more questions than answers, creating reason for concern.

Journalists Raise even more questions

News Reports on the
Fire at Nobe Cars

Five news articles on the fire at the Nobe Cars factory.  All five thought it important to tie the timing of the fire to the financial distress of the company.  All show the players at Nobe either retracting or downplaying their story, contradicting what was already said, being unwilling to discuss or ending the interview at least somewhat abruptly.
...he [was] asking to emphasize that he is a small shareholder in Nobe and does not actively participate in the company's work on a daily basis.

— Noted by a newspaper reporter on Meelis Merilo,
Nobe's Lead Engineer, investor, and board member.


Most relevant and puzzling phrases will be emphasized in red as no further comment is needed.

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ARTICLE One

Telliskivis põles Nobe autode töökoda

Toimetaja: Sandra Lepik   04. oktoober 2019

Eesti elektriauto Nobe ruumid lahvatasid täna öösel kella nelja paiku lahtise leegiga põlema. Nobe tegutses U-kujulises hoonete kompleksis, kus paiknesid garaažid ja tööstushoone.

Täna öösel kell 03:58 sai Häirekeskus teate tulekahjust Põhja- Tallinna linnaosas Telliskivi tänaval. Kohale jõudnud päästjad asusid tulekahju kustutama ning piirama tule levikut kõrvalasuvale büroohoonele ja mööblimajale. 

 

“Me sõitsime välja kõige kõrgema ehk neljanda väljasõidu astme järgi. See tähendab seda, et me läksime suurte jõududega, mis tähendab omakorda seda, et tööd on palju,” selgitas Põhja Päästekeskuse kommunikatsioonijuht Jane Gridassov. “Hoone põles väga lähedal elu- ja büroohoonele, mis oli seal kõrval ja teisel pool oli mööblimaja, mis tähendas seda, et lisaks kustutustöödele tuli kaitsta kõrvalolevaid hooneid.”

Põlengus sai vingugaasi mürgistuse üks inimene, kes oli tootmishoone puhketoas. “Ta tuli sealt välja ning kiirabi kontrollis ta üle – tegelikult oli temaga kõik korras ja hospitaliseerimist ta ei vajanud.”

Elektriauto Nobe väljatöötaja Roman Muljar on suurema tootmise käivitamiseks proovinud hiljaaegu leida investoreid ühisrahastusega. Paraku pole rahastaja otsingud seni vilja kandnud. Põlengu põhjuste teemal Muljar oletada ei soovinud. 

“Kustutustööd lõppesid täna hommikul veidi peale kella seitset ja tegelikult täna alles menetlejad lähevad sinna. Nad kontrollivad ja vaatavad sündmuskoha üle ja koguvad materjale,” rääkis Gridassov, et veel ei osata öelda, millest tulekahju alguse võis saada.

Tulekahju lähedal olnud kolme elumaja asunikud evakueeriti kustutustööde ajaks kodunt. Põlengus kannatanud hoone kõrval asuvates majades läks elu edasi tavapärases rütmis.

pealinn.ee/2019/10/04/video-telliskivis-poles-nobe-autode-tookoda


Article Two

VIDEO ja FOTOD | Põlengu üle elanud Eesti autotootja: kahju on kahest autost, mis ära põlesid

Tanel Saarmann     07. oktoober 2019

Eelmise reede varahommikul põles lahtise leegiga garaažikompleks Telliskivi tänava alguses. Seal asus ka Eesti autotootja NOBE väiketootmine. NOBE juht Roman Muljar ütles Ärilehele antud kommentaaris, et ära põlesid kaks ajaloolist prototüüpi, kuid autotootja jätkab.„Ootame ekspertiisi tulemust," ütleb Muljar kiirelt alustuseks ning lisab, et NOBE arendus jätkub.

„See oli suur löök, meie kaks esimest proovitööd, ajaloolist autot, hävisid," teatab Muljar kurval toonil. Need oleks NOBE meeskond soovinud tulevikus anda mõnele muuseumile kui esimesed NOBE prototüübid. Samas on tiim autot vahepeal edasi arendanud ning sündimas on juba kolmas mudel. „Eks meil kõik joonised on ikkagi digitaalsel kujul," ütleb Muljar.

Suvel oli kuulda, et NOBE ei suuda kuidagi ühisrahastuses raha kaasata. Huvi oli väikene. Muljar ütleb, et uudiseid on tulemas peagi, allkirjastamisel on mitmed lepingud.

„Varsti saate teada. Hästi läheb meil," lõpetab Muljar.

Häirekeskus sai reede öösel kell 03:58 teate tulekahjust Telliskivi tänaval. Põles U-kujuline hoonete kompleks, kus olid koos garaaž-tootmishooned

Galerii 1   Suurendamiseks klõpsake pisipiltidel

Galerii 2   Suurendamiseks klõpsake pisipiltidel

Elektriautot Nobe arendab Roman Muljari ettevõte, firma reklaamnägudeks on teiste seas ka Peter Vesterbacka ja Evelin Ilves.

arileht.delfi.ee/artikkel/87674297/video-ja-fotod-polengu-ule-elanud-eesti-autotootja-kahju-on-kahest-autost-mis-ara-polesid

    Article three

    Galerii: Nobe tootmishoone ja garaaž said tules kannatada

    Autorid: Liis Treimann, Pille Ivask • 4. oktoober 2019

    Kolmerattaliste elektriautode tootja Nobe Tallinnas Telliskivi tänaval asuv tootmishoone ja garaaž süttisid täna varahommikul põlema.

    Nobe eestvedaja Roman Muljar kommentaare jagada ei soovinud, viidates pooleliolevale uurimisele. Äripäev on varem kirjutanud Nobe majanduslikest raskustest. Autotootja kaasas raha Indiegogo platvormi vahendusel, ent sai loodetud 91 000 euro asemel veidi üle 12 000 euro.

    www.toostusuudised.ee/uudised/2019/10/04/galerii-nobe-tootmishoone-ja-garaaz-said-tules-kannatada

    Galerii   Suurendamiseks klõpsake pisipiltidel

    Article four

    Tulekahjust räsitud Eesti autotootja: jätkame täie hooga!

    Lennart Ruuda   7. oktoober 2019

    Eesti elektriauto tootja Nobe tootmis- ja büroohoone põles eelmisel reedel maha. Ehkki kahju on suur, ei kavatse idufirma püssi põõsasse visata ja lubab peagi välja tulla uue mudeliga. 

    «Kindel on see, et autost tulekahju alguse ei saanud,» ütles Nobe omanik ja juht Roman Muljar hakatuseks. Põhja päästekeskuse kommunikatsioonijuht Jane Gridassov täpsustas, et tõenäoliselt sai Tallinnas Telliskivi tänaval asuva U-kujulise hoone põleng alguse õhksoojuspumbast. Rohkem ta ei täpsustanud.

    Muljar lisas, et kuigi kahju on suur, siis mingit katastroofi ei paista. Ehkki Nobe kaks esimest prototüüp-autot põlesid mõlemad maha, on neil Muljari sõnul joonised ja vormid uute autode tootmiseks olemas. «Paneme täie hooga edasi. Kas me teeme seda siin või kuskil mujal, ei oska öelda,» lisas Muljar, kel polnud rohkem aega ajakirjanikuga rääkida.

    Nobe väikeosanik ja tehniline nõustaja Meelis Merilo tunnistas, et kõige suurem kahju on kahest esimesest autost, mis maha põlesid. «Need olid ju puhas käsitöö,» märkis ta.

    Samas positiivse poole pealt tõi ta välja, et Nobel oli nagunii plaanis välja arendada kolmas prototüüp, mis Merilo sõnul on palju parem kui eelmised autod. «Kogemused ja intellektuaalne vara maha ei põlenud, mistõttu mõtleme juba uue auto peale,» lisas ta.

    Merilo sõnul oli neil nagunii plaanis peagi kolida. «Samas kuna üks ruum jäi puutumata, siis ma saan aru, et esialgu jätkatakse ikkagi seal,» märkis ta, paludes rõhutada, et ta on Nobes väikeosanik ja igapäevaselt ettevõtte töös aktiivselt kaasa ei löö.

    Raha tilgub vaevaliselt

    Kuigi Nobe on end aktiivselt igal sammul reklaaminud, pole firma käsi viimasel ajal kõige paremini käinud. Näiteks alustasid nad tänavu juulis ühisrahastusplatvormil Indiegogo kampaaniat, et koguda 90 000 eurot, kuid eesmärgist on täidetud vaid 13 protsenti.

    Nobe omanikfirmal Seanest OÜ-l on äriregistri andmetel 1700-eurone maksuvõlg.

    Nobe eestvedaja Roman Muljar on varem öelnud, et tema idee on luua midagi uudset, kuid samas aegumatut. «Nobe on selline auto, mida kõik tahaksid proovida juba selle stiilse ja omanäolise välimuse tõttu. Seejuures on tegemist keskkonnasõbraliku ja jõulise elektriautoga, mis püüab pilku ja annab meeldejääva sõidukogemuse.»

    Nobe auto mahutab korraga kolm reisijat ning ruumi jääb veel üle ka pagasi jaoks. Põhiaku ja mobiilne aku võimaldavad kombineerituna sõita ühe laadimisega maksimaalselt 270 kilomeetrit ja sõiduki tippkiirus on 110 kilomeetrit tunnis. Eelmüügis olevad elektrilised Nobe erimudelid on valikus kolmes erinevas värvitoonis: sinine, punane ja must. 

    majandus.postimees.ee/6795974/tulekahjust-rasitud-eesti-autotootja-jatkame-taie-hooga

      Article Five

      Galerii: Eesti elektriauto Nobe ruumid põlesid öösel lahtise leegiga

      Omanik: «Nüüd mõtleme, kuidas edasi minna»

      Agaate Antson, Reet Pärgma   4. oktoober 2019


      Galerii 1   Suurendamiseks klõpsake pisipiltidel

      Galerii 2   Suurendamiseks klõpsake pisipiltidel

      Täna öösel kell 3.58 sai häirekeskus teate, et Tallinnas Telliskivi tänaval põleb büroohoone lahtise leegiga.

      Päästeameti valvepressiesindaja sõnul põles U-kujuline hoonetekompleks, kus olid koos garaaž- ja tootmishooned. Tegemist on Eesti kolmerattalise elektriauto Nobe tootmishoonete ja garaažiga. Ohus oli ka kõrvalolev mööblimaja, mis suudeti siiski tulest päästa.

      Päästjad evakueerisid lähedalolevast majast kolm inimest, kellest ühel oli vingugaasi mürgitus. Öösel oli Telliskivi tänava alguses tulekahju tõttu liiklus häiritud. 

      Tulekahju likvideeriti kell 7.17 hommikul. Juhtunu täpsemad asjaolud ja põhjused selgitab välja edasine menetlus.

      Nobe Carsi eestvedaja ja omanik Roman Muljar ütles Postimehele, et on terve öö sündmuskohal olnud. Ta kuulis tulekahjust umbes kella 4 ajal öösel.

      «Nüüd mõtleme, kuidas edasi minna,» ütles ta ja pidi kõne muude asjatoimetuste tõttu lõpetama.

      Nobe prototüüpide esitlus    Foto: Eero Vabamägi / Postimees

      Äripäev kirjutas juulis, et Nobe on hädas: tootmise käimalükkamiseks napib igal sammul raha ning isegi mõnda aega tagasi ühisrahastusplatvormil Indiegoga alustatud kampaania ei tahtnud kuidagi vedu võtta. Nimelt algas juuli keskel ühisrahastuse kampaania, millega tahetakse kaasata 100 000 dollarit ehk 89 743 eurot. Praeguseks on kogutud vaid 13% ehk 12 068 eurot. Lisaks on krediidiinfo andmetel ettevõttel üleval 1683 euro suurune maksuvõlg.

      Nobe prototüüpide esitlus    Foto: Eero Vabamägi / PostimeesBlock title

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