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Philadelphia, PA, United States, 2009/02/01 - BG Automotive Group (Be Green) introduces The C100 - America’s first mass-produced NEV (Electric Car) has been approved & certified by the Department of Transportation - BGElectricCars.com.
The future of transportation has arrived and it’s safe, reliable, affordable and 100% electric. With the release of this new neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV), the C100, BG Automotive Group, Ltd. is a viable solution to the energy crisis. The C100 exceeds all Department of Transportation/National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (DOT/NHTSA) requirements.
“The current state of the economy makes it the perfect time to introduce the C100, America’s first mass-produced Neighborhood Electric Vehicle,” said Barry Bernsten, President of BG Automotive Group. “There is an ever-growing demand for alternative fuel vehicles and BG’s fully electric cars meet those demands.”
BG Automotive Group will produce affordable electric vehicles for all consumers who wish to make the commitment to switch from gas combustion cars to electric vehicles. For the environmentally conscience driver, the C100 is a perfect solution. The car ranges in price from $15,995 to $17,995 and costs less than $0.02 cents per mile to operate.
Depending on federal and state regulations, the C100 is legal to travel on roads with posted speed limits of 35-45 mph. The C100 will be able to travel 60-120 miles per charge depending on the vehicle’s motor, battery configuration, load capacity and driving conditions. The batteries used in BG’s NEV are 95% recyclable.
The C100 is a four-door, four-passenger hatchback that produces no noise, no emissions and no pollution. Each model comes fully loaded with features such as air-conditioning, AM/FM stereo and CD player, front-wheel drive, power steering, power brakes and an onboard charger with a 30-foot cord that the consumer can plug into a standard 110V or 220V outlet. Additionally, each car has a free in-dash 8G i-Phone (an upgrade to 16G is available) for music, navigation and hands free telephone capabilities.
The C100 is ideal for shore and golf communities or other suburban areas with travel needs that are close to home. The C100 is also perfect for high school or college students. Parking authority attendants, governmental agencies and fleet buyers will find the C100 an ideal eco-friendly vehicular alternative as well. In fact, many states and companies are adapting new legislation and mandates that requires a specific percentage of their fleets to be electric.
BG Automotive Group (BgelectricCars.com) is currently evaluating proposals from several states to determine where the first mass-production facility will be located. BG is planning to develop six facilities in the next 24 months for a total production of approximately 100,000 vehicles by year-end 2010.
BG is committed to the manufacturing, continued development and advancement of the world’s safest EVs. Equipped with dual airbags, the C100 is the safest Neighborhood Electric Vehicle in production. The future is now, and safety and affordability are the keys to success in the electric vehicle industry.