ORLANDO, Fla. -- At the NADA convention, Miles Automotive Group of Malibu, Calif., displayed an electric car built in Tianjin, China.
The two-passenger 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.
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 110-volt or 220-volt wall socket.
The vehicle will reach speeds as high as 25 mph and gets 40 to 50 miles per charge.
The car displayed 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 higher-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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