Mia: The challenge of Heuliez for its future


Good news: Heuliez is back. The SME Deux-Sevres, whose future is still uncertain due to the waltz of buyers (BKC, Brightwell ...), wished deliver a positive message from exhibiting at Geneva and presenting both a new visual identity and a new product. Exit the Friendly (also called the "Sego Car," because she had participated in the tender Segolene Royal to develop an electric car to 5000 €), and hello Mia. It is a small compact car and fun to the city, with a range of 100 km and can run up to 110 km / h. And attention is "Mia by Heuliez.

Since summer 2009, a team of enthusiasts teamed up to bring him Heuliez that breath new that "Heuliez by Mia" is the flagship. The company has also hired two big names in style and design: Murat Günak, former design director of Volkswagen (past and also by Mercedes and Peugeot) and Mindset president since 2008, and David Wilkie, a former design director Bertone. A fresh air needed by Heuliez for a successful leap to electric.
Mia a été pensée pour offrir une habitabilité et un confort optimum. Le choix de la position centrale de conduite permet de proposer des dimensions compactes, ainsi qu'une visibilité périphérique adaptée à la conduite en ville. Sa grande surface vitrée est idéale en environnement urbain. Avec la possibilité d’enlever les sièges arrière pour bénéficier d'un volume de chargement optimal (jusqu'à 1,2 m3), Mia s’adapte à tous les besoins. Et en plus, elle est pratique : l'ouverture du coffre s'effectue grâce à un hayon, le retrait du plancher et du pavillon au niveau des portes latérales coulissantes crée une accessibilité hors du commun permettant de rentrer et sortir à gauche ou à droite dans un espace très restreint.
Du côté de la technique, Heuliez a fait le choix de batteries Lithium Phosphate de Fer (LiFePO4). Cette technologie permet d'avoir des batteries ultra sécurisées, sans effet mémoire et capables de parcourir de 100 à 230 km en fonction du pack de batterie choisi (6 à 18 kWh). Afin d’optimiser l’espace de vie les packs batterie sont placés dans le plancher. La recharge se fait en deux heures.

The most interesting is that this is not just another concept that will come about in two or three years (as is the case in the lounges and most major brands). By logging onto the site by Mia Heuliez (http://www.heuliez-mia.com/), it is possible to order the car. Note Heuliez had already done that for Friendly, originally expected for 2012. Here, the SME promises deliveries from October 2010. Mia is sold € 12,930 inclusive, taking into account the environmental bonus * 5000 € with a battery pack in France. With a consumption of 0.01 € / km, maintenance costs and insurance well below that of traditional cars, the small Heuliez is the first affordable electric car to buy. Hopefully it will work.
* Subject to confirmation by the Finance Act amendment.

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