PHOTO CAPTION: Electric Car Corporation-converted Citroen C1 EV'ie

Electric Car Corp. Opens Danish Facility to Meet European Demand

The ECC expects to sell more than 1000 ev'ies in Scandinavia in 2010 and has set up a facility in Denmark to supply its ev'ie to the Scandinavian and German markets.

Published: 15-Dec-2009

A British electric car company has moved some of its production abroad due to the lack of government incentives in the UK for private buyers becoming early adopters of electric car technology.

The Electric Car Corporation (ECC), which currently assembles its Citroen C1 ev'ie electric car at its plant at Bedfordshire, has set-up a production facility in Denmark to cater for the large demand for its car it's had from Europe. ECC has also hit out at the lack of assistance by the government to help the emerging market.

From April 2011, the government will offer a subsidy of up to £5000 for people buying electric or plug-in hybrid cars, but there's nothing at present to encourage private buyers. The only incentives are for company car drivers, who will pay no tax on their cars for five years as announced as part of last week's pre-budget report.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

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ZENN electric car similar to that being used at Mid-Del Technology Center.

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