The electric car that’s cheaper to buy than a scooter

electric car cheaper than a scooter

GM has launched an electric city car that costs £3,829, which is less than it costs to buy a 125cc Vespa scooter.

With both France and Britain planning a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, the question on many a driver’s lips is how I afford an expensive electric vehicle. The cheapest Nissan Leaf costs £26,680 including the government grant. By contrast, the equivalent-sized Ford Fiesta costs £6,500 less.

The E100 has been launched in China by the General Motors Baojun division. With a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 62mph, the tiny car is perfectly suited to city dwellers who cannot swap their car for other modes of transport.

e100 electric car interior

With a wheelbase and height of around 1.6 m, the compact E100 comfortably seats up to two adults. And with a turning radius of 3.7 metres, can squeeze into the tightest spots with ease.

The E100 has an independent front-wheel suspension and despite its low price, its features include anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, electric power steering, an electronic parking brake, parking sensors, ISOFIX locks for child safety seats and a pedestrian alert system.

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Comments

  1. tony marshall

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    On this particular issue I’m very glad that I’m not the one who has got to announce a ban on the production of petrol /diesel cars. Most people realise more has to be done to protect the planet from us humans, but there has to be a massive increase in the efficiency of batteries and the means by which they are recharged, I for one would be very upset if I were limited to say 100 miles maximum single journey and unless I were rich a struggle to get to anywhere to recharge my batteries. I think a lot more research is needed before we are threatened with the death of our fossil fuel powered vehicles!

  2. Andrew Harmsworth

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    At that price, surely they must be ‘charging’ a monthly fee to lease the battery?

    • Deedee

      Reply

      When will this be coming to the UK?

  3. Steve Dimmock

    Reply

    Where can I’m buy one?

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