Miles Electric Vehicles announced the initial group of dealerships it has appointed to sell its all-electric cars and trucks, including its highway-speed vehicle (HSV), due to arrive in showrooms in 2008.
Among the 30 new car dealerships initially selected to become Miles Electric Vehicle franchisees are the Cardinale Automotive Group (CA), Lloyd Wise Auto Center (CA), MC Electric Vehicles (WA), Motorworks of Long Island (NY) and Alan Vigil Ford of South Atlanta (GA).
Miles Electric Vehicles offers a line of low-speed (25 mph max.) vehicles imported from China. Current Miles Electric Vehicles fleet customers include Stanford University, UCLA, California State Polytechnic University, NASA, the US Navy, and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
The company has recently expanded its nationwide network of dealer relations representatives to build, promote and support a 190-member dealer body in advance of the planned delivery of the company’s Pininfarina-designed HSV sedan in late 2008.
Miles is anticipating an MSRP of around $30,000 and an anticipated ’09 model year build of 18,000 units for the HSV. The lithium-ion battery-powered car achieves speeds over 80 mph and travels more than 120 miles on a single charge. Miles’ highway-speed sedan will be complemented with an HSV crossover model in 2009. The company plans to produce 38,000 HSV units in 2010 and approximately 100,000 in 2011.