Like an increasing number of people I’ve been pondering the idea of an electric vehicle for the past few years and then backing off when I see the range and the price.
As an entrepreneur there’s nothing like finding a problem to solve, and in this case it was how to make EVs cheaper. The outcome was the BeeAnywhere which we aim to bring to market for the price of a middle aged Volkswagen Golf, the average car that people buy, rather than at a premium over a standard new car.
The reason is simple, air pollution. If you want to make a difference you need mass adoption of electric vehicles in urban areas, and the biggest barrier to that is cost. The only way to get around that and end up with a car rather than a golf cart or a moped with a roof was to design the vehicle from the ground up, making use of everything we have learned from twenty years in motorsport and advanced materials.
I might be biased, but I quite like the end result. I won’t use one for packing the family, bikes and fishing gear for a week in Orkney, but its perfect for around town.
A few other people quite like it too.