NICE Car Company presented the first images of its Ze-O electric MPV, which will make its global debut at the British Motor Show in London next week.
All-electric sports car prototypes are eye-catching and interesting. However, we all know customers want practical electric cars and they want them sooner rather than later. The Ze-O is a genuinely spacious and affordable car; it’s coming to the UK this Autumn and to the rest of Europe during 2009.—Julian Wilford, co-founder NICE Car Company
Styled in Europe and manufactured by NICE’s partners in China, the entry level Ze-O will have a range of up to 65 miles (105 km) in city driving and top speed of 55 mph (89 kph). Optional, longer-range lithium-ion battery options will be available soon, according to the company.
The car will be exempt from road tax and congestion charge. Full details of the Ze-O and other models in the NICE Car Company family will be revealed at the show.
NICE Car Company was founded by Evert Geurtsen and Julian Wilford. Prior to creating NICE, Evert Geurtsen spent more than 20 years in the international automotive industry both at General Motors and as the Commercial Head of Lotus Engineering. Julian Wilford has held a number of senior commercial roles, most recently at the insurer Aviva plc, where he was Group Strategic Development Director. Julian started his career as an engineer with Rolls-Royce plc.