Minibus (in Europe called mikrobus) describes how some people think Europe today to overcome the problem of personal transportation and courier in the city’s increasingly dense traffic. In order for the vehicle can move with the nimble, efficient energy, and does not cause pollution, ts size is made possible. Nevertheless, the convenience of drivers and passengers still take precedence.
Three variants Mia (made jointly by two companies from Germany and France), its longest size of 3.18 meters and 2.87 meters short. The width and height of all minibuses Mia is the same, namely 1.64 and 1.55 meters. The weight is 750 kg, inclusive of li-ion polymer battery. The maximum charge that could carry 400 kg or the maximum permitted weight of 1195 kg.
The driver was in the middle so that the space next to (right and left) wide. All passengers are behind. Short Mia filled only two passengers with two individual seats. Although such a concept, similar to the interior minibus Mia supersport car, the McLaren F1.
For Mia length, rear seat can carry three passengers, if the seats are together.
According to Mia, the driver’s position in the center aims to obtain driver’s panoramic view while sitting on the seat. In addition, convenience still okay because the ergonomic seat design. Especially for the van carrying the goods, the cabin can supply 1,500 liters of space.
As a source of energy, Mia use 8 kWh battery which when fully charged (3 hours) can be for a distance of 80-90 km. When completed another 10 minutes, power it can to increase the mileage as far as 8 km. The highest speed can be achieved, according to claim Mia, is 110 km.
Even so, the price of this vehicle, including expensive. Mia L (long chassis) sold for 19,500 euros with a contract until 2011, including the battery. Mia The short version with a special seat much more expensive, 24 500 euros!
For that, the target market is Mia fleet (fleet users). As for those using Mia as a new personal transport can be obtained in the next year. Currently the car is already on sale in France and Germany with the promise of sending the unit on 1 June.