Honestly, these news are too good to be true even for us taking Lithium news daily. Even if it will become half true on price side this is the future of opening for Next Big Thing in its Bull market application. This level of prices at 7000 pounds after UK subsidy of 5000 pounds per car is a serious claim for mass production and standardisation of Energy Storage Unit based on Lithium. We think that in order to achieve such a price actual Energy Storage Unit will be rented and easily exchanged at the recharging stations. We already forget that Electric Cars have to be slow, ugly and now we can put to rest our worries that they have to be very expensive in order to be cute.
Jay YarowApr. 21, 2009, 3:02 PMBritish startup Bee is talking up its dream of building a four-seat, five-door "Bee.One" which is supposed to be the UK's most affordable electric car when all is said and done.
That could be in two years, as they hope, or it could be never, if things don't work out. It appears as though it's just a picture now. Turning a picture into a car and maintaining the targeted price will be a challenge. The little car isn't supposed to be a primary vehicle, says the company's founder, rather a car for local trips.
Here's the specs as per Reg Hardware:
Cost: £12,000 ($17,700/€13,600) minus £5000 ($7400/€5600) from the British government via a rebate.
Top speed: 80mph
Range: 100 to 200 miles
Production: Starting in 2011, 12,000 cars a year
The car will also be equipped with 3G connected software that will monitor the system."