The Mia Electric Microbus — the very interesting looking vehicle in the photos below — is set to be released in the British market later this summer. According to the company, the electric microbuses will be priced at about £16,995 + VAT.
The UK model will 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,” as EVObsession reports.
The press release provides more details:
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.
Some more images of the ‘microbus’ are posted below. Certainly is an interesting looking vehicle — I’m not sure what I think about it. It does look as though there is probably a niche market for it though — perhaps for those with small businesses or delivery services?