Carmaking On A Comeback? Brits Plan Oz e-Vehicle Venture
Car making could once more grace the shores of Australia, according to one company looking to launch an electric city runabout.
Sanjeev Gupta from the UK-based GFG Alliance has floated the possibility of electric vehicle (EV) production in Australia and is now said to be looking to buy Adelaide’s former Holden factory site.
“We’re committed to launching an EV platform in Australia – we’re working very hard on a couple of options and we hope to announce more detail on that very soon,” Gupta told The Australian. “We’ll definitely be launching a car within this year.”
Applications for SUVs to light commercials are being flagged by Gupta, who said he is keen on the move to electric vehicles that will spur demand for city runabouts.
The GFG Alliance is said to be collaborating with Gordon Murray Design, another UK outfit led by a former sports car and Formula 1 designer, and which claims to have an electric city car design ready to go.
The T.27, pictured, is smaller than the better-known Smart car made by Daimler and is driven by a small electric motor and battery.