|The MEGA CITY|
MEGA, part of the AIXAM-MEGA Group, has launched its new electric city car—the MEGA CITY—in collaboration with the NICE (no internal combustion engine) Car Company, at the British International Motor Show. (Earlier post.)
Powered by a 4 kW motor and an 8.2 kWh AGM lead-acid battery pack, the two-seat MEGA CITY has a top speed of more than 40 mph and has a range of up to 50 miles on flat roads at a constant speed, or 38 miles on mixed roads. Recharge time is 8 hours.
The average automobile journey in London is just 4.3 miles in length with typical average speeds of 12 mph, according to NICE. For the occasional longer trip, the NICE Car Company has joined up with Streetcar, the UK’s largest car club, to give NICE Car owners special concessions on pay-as-you-go access to a new Volkswagen Golf at one of over 90 locations in London.
The MEGA CITY is built with an aluminium chassis and occupant safety cell, and is clad in impact-resistant polycarbonate panels. Starting price is £9,995 (US$18,600), including a two-year warranty.
Aixam-Mega produces a lone of MEGA electric utility vehicles, and has production volumes in excess of 12,000 cars per year.