Fleets targeted as super-green Mia-Electric EV range enters UK market
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 14:55
ECO: Mia-Electric targeting UK fleets
Fleets can become much greener this summer, after Mia-Electric confirmed its range of EVs are to enter the UK market.
An official import deal has been struck for the super-green range, with importers Venture Automotive Holdings Limited – trading as Mia-Electric UK – targeting fleet operators and business drivers.
The vehicles, produced in France and already on sale across Europe, are available in both car and commercial bodystyles and are designed specifically for urban environments.
They offer a central driving position, sliding doors, a cut-out floor and roof and ABS body panels, with prices starting from £16,995, plus VAT.
The two Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries generate 12kW – giving a range of up to 74 miles and recharging fully in five hours – and can be charged at any time.
Paul Evans, Managing Director of Venture Automotive Holdings, said: “There is a very real and practical place for EVs in the UK vehicle market, but we are realistic in the best place for them.
“Urban environments, short journeys and regular return-to-base delivery fleets are ideal for electric vehicles.
“That’s where the cost per mile and zero emissions benefits are greatest and what Mia is designed for.”
The fleet market launch coincides with revisions to the London Congestion Charge in July, which will see only vehicles emitting 75g/km of CO2 exempt from the charge.
This is currently only attainable 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, anti-corrosion and roadside assistance.