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Published on June 20th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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£16,995 Mia Electric Microbus Arriving In UK Soon

June 20th, 2013 by  


I know already — some of you are going to love this cute, cheap, little Mia Electric microbus… and some of you are going to think it’s not manly enough. I think it’s pretty cool. And I’m just happy to see more and more electric vehicles available for people with different preferences and needs. Details follow in this EV Obsession repost:

The Mia Electric Microbus, a rather interesting and cute little vehicle, is hitting the aisles in the UK this summer (i.e. it’s going on sale there). According to a Mia Electric press release, the electric microbuses will start at £16,995 + VAT in the UK include “two Lithium Ion Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, generating 12 kW, a stable chemistry giving a range of up to 74 miles and recharging fully in 5 hours.” 10 minutes of charging provided 5 miles of range, according to the company.

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The Mia Electric Microbus is manufactured in France and the vehicle is available for purchase across Europe.

The news release adds:

Mia-Electric’s launch to the UK fleet market will coincide with revisions to the London Congestion Charge in July, which will see only vehicles emitting 75 g/km CO2 exempt from the charge – something only attainable currently by plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles.

Mia-Electric vehicles will be offered with a ‘Peace of Mind’ programme, comprising a five year/ 70,000-mile warranty for vehicle, battery, electric drivetrain and anti-corrosion and roadside assistance.

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Thoughts on this little “microbus” (or whatever you’d call it)?

All images via Mia Electric. 
 





 

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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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