Gallery: BG’s C100 Electric Vehicle Cleared for Production

 

The trend towards smaller, energy-efficient electric vehicles has created a market that is quickly being filled by young startups. Enter BG Automotive Group, which has recently announced that their mass-produced electric vehicle the C100 has just been approved by the Department of Transportation! Perfect for commuting and daily urban driving, the sprightly vehicle gets an impressive 60-120 miles per charge and will be available for less than $20,000.

The C100 is a compact four-door, four-passenger neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV). Designed for daily commuters and short trips around town, the vehicle has a maximum speed of 35-45 miles per hour and is expected to cost from $15 to $18 thousand dollars. Charging couldn’t be easier – simply plug the vehicle into any regular wall outlet. A full set of safety features includes dual airbags and a sturdy steel body round out the package.

The company is currently moving full-speed ahead with its plans to produce the vehicle and is considering the possibility of manufacturing it within the United States, with the hope of producing 100,000 vehicles by 2010.

+ BG Automotive Group

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  1. Susan Chinn December 30, 2010 at 2:47 am

    I loved your car! I would buy the BG Electric Car, if it would go 50-70 miles per hour. Not possible? It is possible, since the “White Zombie”, a 1972 Electric Datsun has gone well over 100 mph. on a race track. Why don’t you contact them to improve your car? I am excited about the possiblities, and I think you will be, too.

  2. projblusky February 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Not the greatest idea in the world. Why? In the US alone there are over 300,000,000 cars. We have enough cars. Second, does BG really understand the term “being green”? Maybe they should research how much water it takes to make one vehicle. I heard it was in excess of 65,000 gallons. Next, how many resources will go into manufacturing the plant for building the cars? Everyone likes to ” do the right thing” and I’m glad for it but folks need to start looking at the whole picture and not just the bottom line and how much money is going to be made.

  3. Gloworm033 February 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Love it, but I’ll hold out til they get cheaper or I have a family. Until then I’ll share the road with my 49cc scooter.

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