ZENN: The Art of Feel Good Motoring

Globe and Mail interview with Feel Good Cars' Ian Clifford on his efforts to introduce the ZENN battery electric car into Canada.

Published: 06-Jun-2005

Feel Good Cars, based in Toronto, has completed the ZENN (Zero Emission - No Noise) production prototype electric vehicle and is raising money to commence full manufacturing and sales. The ZENN is based on a proven European diesel vehicle, the MC-1 built by Microcar of France. The MC-1, less the engine, drive train and fuel system, will be imported to Canada by FGC where the electric drive system and batteries will be installed.

Ian Clifford, 42, has 20 years experience as a marketing strategist, multimedia producer and commercial photographer. He was a co-founder of an Internet services firm which he and his partners had the good sense to sell at the height of the tech bubble. Ian founded Feel Good Cars in the summer of 2000 and has been driving a ZENN prototype in Toronto year-round for the past two years. Ian has a bachelor of fine arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

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