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BG’s C100 Electric Vehicle Cleared for Production

Posted By Jorge Chapa On February 10, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 3 Comments

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The trend towards smaller, energy-efficient electric vehicles [2] has created a market that is quickly being filled by young startups. Enter BG Automotive Group [3], which has recently announced that their mass-produced electric vehicle [4] the C100 [5] 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.

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The C100 is a compact four-door, four-passenger neighborhood electric vehicle [6] (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 [3]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/10/c100-electric-vehicle-by-bg/

[2] electric vehicles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/03/think-city-coming-to-the-us/

[3] BG Automotive Group: http://www.bgelectriccars.com/

[4] electric vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/29/no-more-gas-myers-motors-at-well-tech-in-milan/

[5] C100: http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/45823/

[6] neighborhood electric vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/30/chrysler-reveals-gem-peapod/

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