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Nice MyCar: All-Electric City Car Styled by Italdesign Debuts in London

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The MyCar is a funky looking plug-in electric city car from Nice that will make its global premiere at this week’s British Motor Show in London (July 23 – Aug 3). Designed by Giugiaro of Italdesign and made in Hong Kong, the two-seater EV (Electric-Vehicle) will go on sale in the U.K. this Autumn with prices starting from £8,995 -$18,000 or €11,350.

While Nice hasn’t given out all the technical details, the company says that the zero emissions city car has a range of around 40 miles or 64 km in normal city driving. The MyCar has a top speed is 40 mph (64 km/h) with re-charge time between 6 and 8 hours. Nice supports that the EV’s running costs are very low, roughly one fifteenth compared to a conventional petrol or diesel model. Depending on electricity tariff used to charge the vehicle, owners are said to pay around 2p per mile. Furthermore, no CO2 emissions means no road tax and no congestion charges in the UK. -Continued

MyCar will be available in seven colour options while standard equipment will include electric windows and mirrors, Radio/MP3 player, 14” Alloy wheels, remote central locking, Hi/lo and boost button and LCD multifunction display. It also has storage space under the bonnet, in the boot and in the glove compartment. Options include a glass roof or removable fiberglass version, 15” Alloy wheels, leather interior, cooled and heated seats and a boot rack.

Moreover, buyers can opt for the work ‘n’ play and drive ‘n’ play options. The first incorporates a forward-folding passenger seat complete with laptop dock, the latter includes bluetooth, sat-nav and upgraded audio.




6 Comments:

Jerry Tang said... »July 21, 2008

I'm Hong Kong ppl
I feel proud that we can design a car it really can mass production and sell to other country

hope ppl will like this car

Alesandro said... »July 21, 2008

No, you built it, we (Italians) designed it :-)

Anonymous said... »July 21, 2008

Why does the styling of most electric cars always have to look like the car's about to tip over? While this one's better than most, it still has that look about it!

Caine said... »July 22, 2008

That is because they often are small cars but still need to be tall enough for average height westerners.

Anonymous said... »July 23, 2008

that's a Fugly car...
yuk!

Anonymous said... »July 28, 2008

LOL, don't think you can just tip over a car. I guess the small size might have something to do with conserving energy and minimising weight. Eliminating unnecessary gadgets also help with power consumption. The major drivers (pun intended) for such car are fuel savings, clean enviro, and practical day-2-day use. If it fits the bill, why not ? govt should provide incentive, may be a rebate or something, to encourage people to use/buy enviro friendly car. The car design is clean and simple,and I like the fact that not everyone has one yet :-)

Does anyone know if you can actually buy one in UK ? or where ?

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