02 Apr '11, 3am

UK company to assemble electric cars in Bulgaria

UK electric car specialist Zero Carbon 2020 will launch an assembly line for electric cars in Bulgaria’s city of Stara Zagora, the company’s founder and CEO, Jamie Roberts, said on Thursday at an electric vehicle forum in Sofia. The first cars will be rolled out in the second or third quarter of 2011, Roberts added. Initially the line will have a capacity of some 100 cars, but according to plans its output will reach about 5,000 vehicles by 2015, creating more than 350 jobs. Roberts said his Bulgarian project has the backing of prime minister Boyko Borisov. "We are a company offering niche products and have no ambitions for mass production," Roberts noted, adding that his plans for Bulgaria envisage assembling an urban model, developed jointly with Swiss electric car maker Rinspeed, and a sports car. Zero Carbon 2020, founded in 2006, has so far launched two models with an...

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