Electric cars from mainstream makers? Don't hold your breath says NICE
London's electric car company NICE (No Internal Combustion Engine) has the largest range of all-electric cars, commercial vehicles and motor cycles on sale now. But it is warning customers to expect a long wait if they think mainstream manufacturers are about to follow suit.
"It's easy to get caught up in talk of an electric car revolution," said NICE co-founder Evert Geurtsen. "However, we'd be very surprised if many of the all-electric sports cars, and other models that have been making headlines, hit showrooms within forecast time frames."
According to NICE, the recent motor show in London reveals the gulf between talk and action. Despite interesting exhibits from smaller companies in the Show's electric vehicle village (EVV), there were very few concepts or production-ready models on major car makers' stands.
NICE, on the other hand, showed what can be done today. It had concepts in the EVV and a stand dedicated to its four-car line-up, including new models coming to market this autumn.
These include a stylish two-seater from Hong Kong called the MyCar which starts from just £8,995 and the five seat Ze-O a family electric MPV priced from just £13,995.
And of course NICE continues to sell its popular four-seat Mega City. Starting from £11,500, Mega City drivers enjoy motoring from just 2p per mile, with no congestion charge, no road tax and parking concessions within the capital.
And a rather stylish-looking car to boot.