Finally two all-electric car that do not look like a gunnysack or costs an arm and a leg.
The first – the Nice MyCar – designed by Italian design house Giugiaro and build in HongKong will be available in the UK from this fall.
Some details on the Nice MyCar:
- Price: about USD 18,000
- Speed: 40mph max
- Range: 60 miles max
- Charge time: 5 hours
- Battery type: AGM Lead Acid (maintenance free)
This two seater coupe (removable roof version also available) is zero-emissions and for Londoners that means no road tax or congestion charges. Nice Cars estimates the running costs at around 2p (4ct) per mile.
The second – the Micro-Vett Fiat e500EV – launched at the currently ongoing British Motor Show is an all-electric version of the successful new Fiat 500. There is no delivery date and price yet. It will also be available through Nice in the UK but produced to order by Italian electric vehicle specialist Micro-Vett. It comes with the full range of Fiat 500 options including air conditioning and full Fiat warranty.
Some more details on the e500:
- Price: POA
- Speed: 60mph max
- Range: 75 miles (city)
- Charge time: TBC
- Battery type: Lithium-Ion Polymer
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- Cars: A hell of an accident
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We’ve heard that some watch NASCAR races just for the accidents. Well here’s one to watch – Michael McDowell’s accident at the Texas Qualifying last Friday.
This is probably one of the worst NASCAR accidents we’ve seen ever, 185 – 190 miles on impact, flying through the air and then rolling across the track for a few hundred yards. The car looks like it went through the shredder and then – the guy just walks away.
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