Mega City to Preview NICE Electric Sports Car

In the UK, where most vehicles are primarily sold, the cars receive no congestion charges, no road taxes, a number of parking concessions, and only use about 3c of electricity per mile.

Published: 27-May-2008

The No Internal Combustion Engine (NICE) electric car company, based out of the United Kingdom, has been quietly working on a new sports car for some time now. Now that it's (for the most part) done, they will be showing it off at the London Auto Show.

The (NICE) Electric Car company has most of its experience in the van and scooter realm. The have also put some time into developing some highly efficient hatch-backs. Now, they plan on moving all the way into the car realm, and what better way to open with a fully electric sports car.

NICE has stressed that the design is not a production model, but a look into the future as to where the company is going. So, future production model? The body adopts the traditional 2-seater shape with scissor doors and dual front headlights. It sits fairly low to the ground but still has an aggressive stance.


Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

Dodge ZEO is 2+2 electric muscle car for the 21st century powered by 200kW electric drive with 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and range of 250 miles.

The Air Car may do better than fuel-cell cars, but experts say that using grid power to charge a battery-powered electric vehicle is much more efficient than using electricity to compress and store the same amount of energy in a tank.


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