French electric car manufacturer Mia-Electric is bringing its range of electric cars to the UK fleet market from this summer, thanks to the official import deal it has struck with Venture Automotive Holdings.
Mia-Electric is a specialist, dedicated electric vehicle manufacturer, producing both car and CV bodystyles, offered on a common chassis and drivetrain and designed specifically for urban environments. Mia-Electric vehicles are produced in France, at the former Heuliez factory in Cerizay, and are already on sale across Europe.
Mia-Electric vehicles are designed for the city and offering a central driving position, sliding doors, a cut-out floor and roof and ABS body panels.
Each is driven by 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. Batteries can be charged at any time, with a 10-minute charge providing a 5-mile range.
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’ program, comprising a five year/ 70,000-mile warranty for vehicle, battery, electric drivetrain and anti-corrosion and roadside assistance.
The official British Mia-Electric importers will be Venture Automotive Holdings Ltd, trading as ‘Mia-Electric UK’. The company will target business drivers and fleet operators initially, based on the vehicle’s obvious economic and environmental advantages, in urban and return-to-base, delivery use.