The NICE Mega City Electric Car

NICE Mega City

NICE Mega City Electric Car

You don’t have to wait to buy a stylish, all-electric car that could save you up to £3,000 a year on fuel and tax alone. London’s NICE Car Company will sell you one today.

The company is taking this message to London Aware at the Barbican, where it will be exhibiting over the weekend. Its stand will feature the current model - the all-electric Mega City - and NICE is keen to emphasise more zero-emissions models and more choices coming to London in the summer.

“All-electric cars and urban mobility go hand-in-hand” said Evert Geurtsen co-founder NICE Car Company. “It’s no secret that mainstream car companies are developing models for market but they don’t expect them on sale for a number of years. We are one of the few that can offer customers a choice today. There are myriad benefits in owning a NICE car –including hard economics - and we look forward to explaining all to Londoners over the coming weekend.”

Fuel prices have risen beyond £5 a gallon for diesel  and petrol is not far behind. With supply problems in the headlines recently drivers are understandably concerned. Cheaper motoring is just one area where NICE owners win:

  • Running costs are estimated at around 2p per mile, around a tenth of the cost for a standard car fuelled by petrol.
  • There’s no annual road tax; all NICE vehicles are zero-emissions and therefore exempt.
  • No congestion charge either; NICE cars are exempt right now.
  • Free parking; many London boroughs offer free parking or beneficial rates for drivers of all-electric cars.

On fuel and tax alone the company estimates the saving could come to more than £2,7001 annually. That’s a conservative estimate based on just 4,000 miles motoring and 240 trips within the congestion charge zone. And it doesn’t include the significant savings made on parking and parking tickets.

Of course, owning a NICE car is not just about saving money. The cars are quiet, pollution-free and are almost 100% recyclable. Importantly, the Mega City is voluntarily crash tested for occupant protection by its French manufacturer.

The Mega City starts at £10,847 on the road. It has a 40 mile range from one charge and comes with standard equipment including CD-radio, electric windows, parking sensors and remote central locking. In addition, it has a two-year warranty.

10 May 2008 Staff

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