30 Aug '13, 2pm

TLC needed: Can cars like the G-Wiz still have a purpose in life? #greenenergy

TLC needed: Can cars like the G-Wiz still have a purpose in life? #greenenergy

Weekly Column. By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield. They have a funny name, massive door seals (so designed to hide a panel gap big enough to drive a bus through) and a top speed approaching 50 mph on a good day. They’ll charge up from empty to full in a little under eight hours from a standard household outlet, and like the Tesla Model S, have a front trunk. I am of course talking about the diminutive Reva G-Wiz, an Indian-made electric quadricycle which made a name for itself in London ten years ago thanks to its all-electric drivetrain, tiny proportions and London’s recently enforced Congestion Charging Zone. For years, it was the best-selling electric vehicle in the UK, providing cheap and cheerful transportation to Londoners wealthy enough to be able to afford the £15,000 price tag. It-and other similarly-sized and priced low-speed electric quadricycles like the NICE car (aka ...

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