British EV Specialist Launches A Two-Seater Supermini

Mon 22nd Apr 2019

A London-based tech start-up could have come up with a solution to the nation’s congested cities by launching an ultra small supermini.

Siticars, have developed the ‘Me’ - micro electric - a two-seater vehicle which could be perfect for those aiming to negotiate the London commute and the accompanying Ultra Low Emission Zone.

Available to order online from May, the Me will have a starting price of £7999, with the top spec retailing at £12,000 dependent on battery choice and bodystyle. The Me will have a top speed of 48.5mph and a range of 93 miles but most importantly, due to its 10bhp 72V electric motor, will be exempt from the ULEZ charges.

Though the Me’s specification will not allow the car to be driven on UK motorways, a statement on Autocar said that the Me is “fully approved for use on UK roads by DVLA and has full EU certificates of compliance” and due to its size can park “in less than half of the space required for traditional cars”.

The flexibility on batteries will allow those who buy the 10kWh lithium battery version to charge the car from a traditional 13amp three-pin plug socket in 4-6 hours. The Me will also be available with air conditioning, LED running lights, a rear parking camera, electrically assisted rear door, Bluetooth and panoramic roof fitted as standard.

Siticars are currently shipping 50 units per month but claim that they are capable or producing 20 times that amount.