Jan 4 2010 Maurice Glover
CHINA'S first electric car for export could soon be taking pride of place in a British showroom.
According to its manufacturer, key markets across Europe will be the first overseas territories to receive supplies of the new five-seater family model.
Called Nanoq, the car has been developed by Geely with help from Lynx, the Danish electric car specialist.
The vehicle also benefits from further expertise via Danish Positive, which has provided a new state-of-the-art battery pack.
Pricing details have yet to be released, but the car promises to be a keen competitor in the burgeoning sector for clean transport with a performance that combines a range of 124 miles and a top speed of 80mph.
'The Nanoq stands for polar bear in Greenland and represents our focus on lowering tailpipe emissions. We showed it at the climate change conference in Copenhagen and it made a huge impact as well as giving China a reputation for actively doing something about CO2 levels,' said a spokesman.