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Carice cars reveals the Mk1, a retro-styled all-electric model which has gone on sale for £21k

Carice cars has joined the likes of Vencer and Spyker as the Netherlands' newest niche car manufacturer.

The firm's first model, the Carice Mk1, is an open-top retro-styled electric car and costs from €26,620 (or £21,358). An initial production run of ten cars is planned. 

Weighing in at less than 350kg, the Mk1 can be offered in two states of tune with either 20bhp or 54bhp. The higher-powered motor can also be specified with a range-extending engine, while the model has a top speed of 62mph.

Carice says its Mk1 can travel up to 70 miles on a single charge, and can be recharged in just two hours.

A special junior version of the car, with power reduced to 5bhp, is available for drivers between 16 and 18 years of age.

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1948Wolseley 1 July 2014

Why are they only building ten?

They seem to have vastly underestimated the market for underpowered, unsafe, old-fashioned looking sports cars costing about €26k. How many MG TCs change hands each year?

For the record, I like it.

Frightmare Bob 30 June 2014

£21,358 for an unsafe,

£21,358 for an unsafe, electric Noddy car?
topsecret456987 30 June 2014

Almost 60bhp per tonne for

Almost 60bhp per tonne for the 20 bhp version. More than a lot of city cars including mine. I might think this is fast enough for city work where the vehicle is intended to be used (on sunny days anyway) and a lot more fun.
NotHandMade 30 June 2014

Looks alot like a Porsche

Looks alot like a Porsche 356?