Electric Cars Spark Trend in London

Many G-Wiz owners have taken a playful approach, opting to camp up the odd-looking car with funky, customized paint finishes.

Published: 24-Aug-2008

London – My first encounter with a G-Wiz was the moment I dashed across a narrow side street without looking both ways and was almost run over.

The silent, 650-kilogram electric car has taken central London more by stealth than by storm.

From that first "What on Earth was that?" moment, the G-Wiz has become a common sight as it buzzes alongside London's imposing red double-decker buses and famous black cabs. In the British capital, the G-Wiz is almost as iconic.

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