London electric cars hit as NICE goes into administration
Posted Dec 04 2008 2:43am
Sad news this morning. One of London's two main electric car deals, NICE Car Company, has gone into administration. That's disappointing for three reasons. Just this week the Committee on Climate Change said electric cars were one of our main hopes for meeting UK emissions targets, NICE's Mega City (pictured) was one of the best cars available in the UK today -- better than the G-Wiz in some respects -- and the company was also on the verge of launching three exciting electric cars including the Ze-O, the UK's first electric family car. I met the team at NICE several times and they were a good bunch, with business heads as well as green vision. The Newride website speculates on some of the reasons behind the company's downfall, including Ken Livingstone's proposed Congestion Charge exemption for low carbon diesel and petrol cars which, ironically, never materialised because of Boris.