Miles Automotive Group, of Malibu, Calif., is displaying what it calls a street-legal electric car that was built in Tianjin, China.
The two-passenger, compact ZX40 is a low-speed, all-electric vehicle, says Chairman Miles Rubin.
He says the company began importing the vehicle last month and is selling it to airport authorities, malls and industrial complexes for fleet use.
The vehicle, which has a sticker price of $13,800, operates on a maintenance-free, sealed lead-acid battery. It can be charged at a standard 110V or 220V wall socket.
The vehicle will reach speeds as high as 25 mph and gets 40 to 50 miles per charge.
The car on display at the Miles booth is red with gray vinyl seats. Miles says dealers have expressed an interest in retailing the vehicle. The company wants to sign agreements with up to 50 dealers by year end.
He says a high-speed version of the vehicle is being developed.
Miles Automotive is a new company. Rubin is the owner and chairman of Shamash & Sons, a Chinese-American trading company.
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