Go ahead and hop on.

The three-seat minibus known as the Mia Electric is going to be used in a car-sharing program in France's Poitou-Charentes region on the country's west coast.

According to Technologic Vehicles, Poitou-Charentes Auto-Partage, the new car-sharing service, chose to use the Mia Electric after the region's government acquired about 30 percent of the company. Now, the government is offering subsidies for people who buy the car, which costs about 20,000 euros ($26,000 U.S. at today's exchange rates) but is eligible for 4,000 euros in rebates. The car-sharing service will start offering the Mia EVs this summer

Mia launched the electric minibus last year, offering three versions ranging from single-charge ranges of about 55 miles to about 80 miles. The company at the time said it had pre-orders for about 3,000 vehicles and planned on ramping up production to as many as 14,000 vehicles a year by this year.


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      Marco Polo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting to note that the local government (state) acquired a thirty percent interest in the company, and is offering subsidies, on top of the National government. Mia Electric was created out of the bankruptcy of Heuliez , and was a big employer in Poitou-Charentes. It's fortunate that EVnerdgene, has no French relatives ! ;)
      DaveMart
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not sure where those prices are from. Here is what I found: 'Le nouveau prix d’entrée de la Mia est de 15.828 euros TTC et bonus écologique de 5.000 € déduit, auquel s’ajoutent 49 € TTC par mois de location de batterie (pour une location de plus de 48 mois et un kilométrage annuel maximum de 5.000 km).' http://www.smartplanet.fr/smart-people/le-poitou-charentes-lance-lauto-partage-regional-avec-la-mia-electric-13356/ IOW it is 15,828 Euros after subsidy of 5,000 Euros, not 4,000 and you have to pay for battery hire at 49 Euros per month for up to 5,000 km per year.
        EZEE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        Tell us how much that is in American dag gum it.
          DaveMart
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          @Marco: Do you know a better way? The prices ex VAT for models which are sold in both Europe and the US are not dissimilar, so what it your beef?
          DaveMart
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          Or you could try multiplying the currency by a factor of 1.3 and the kilometres by 0.62, if you can manage that!
          Peter
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          Monsieur EZEE Le montant en monnaie américaine est dénuée de pertinence... you can't buy it anyway
          EZEE
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          LOL! Tears in my eyes, you guys are great! I know we cant have it, but still, fun to know the price. And wow, sweet price! It may be odd (the French are very interesting - they have some great designs, but when they decide to be odd...wow), but great city vehicle, and really cool for car sharing. Room for an extra person, or any stuff one or two people have. Thanks for the good natured ribbing...made me lol. :)
          DaveMart
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          Peter: That's right. Taking out the VAT though which is obviously not payable in the US the car costs about $16,500 and $40 pm for the battery lease for 3100 miles per year.
          DaveMart
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          Google a currency converter then post the figures here, I would suggest.
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          @Ezee You really can't equate what something would cost in the US by simple currency conversion !