Mia Electric Plans to Hit UK Market with Its Zero-Emission Vehicles
The car company which was newly formed, the Mia Electric, has made its first presentation at Geneva Motor Show, last year. This year, at the EcoVelocity Motor Show which will be held on September 8-11 in United Kingdom, this company will for the first time reveal its zero-emission vehicles.
On the 2012’s first quarter, UK showrooms must be ready welcoming the Electric Microbus which was designed by the Volkswagen’s former head of design, Murat Günak. Three configurations will be available for this vehicle. There is one standard model with three seats and short wheelbase. The other configurations are two extended versions: Mia L with four seats and Mia box van with a 1500 liter cargo capacity.
UK is the primary market for Mia because this vehicle has been designed for the cities like London. Since the launch in Geneva last year, there have been many responses and the company has confirmed 3000 orders. The company started producing the car on June and to fulfill its initial demand, there must be 4000 units produced. At the end of 2012, the company plans to have produced 14,000 units.
An 18 kW electric motor is used in all three Microbus. The top speed reached is 68 mph. On the other hand, the standard 12 kW batteries from lithium iron phosphate needs five hour to be fully charged. And the driving range is promised to be up to 120km to 130km.
The pure-electric Microbus will be priced from £22,000. This has been subsidized by the government for £5,000. And, the three models are free from London’s congestion charge.