The unstoppable rumour mill that is the Internet has suggested the much maligned quadricycle, really) has been taken out back, given one last cuddle and shot mercifully in the back of the head, according to AllCarsElectric.is all but dead in the UK. The iconic electric "car" (it's a
But it would appear rumours of the G-Wiz's demise are greatly exaggerated. Crave got in touch with GoinGreen recently and it seems the infamous electric runabout will still be zipping haphazardly through London's streets -- albeit in significantly fewer numbers.
Until recently, anyone who wanted a G-Wiz could simply rock up to GoinGreen's offices with a wad of cash. A relative lack of recent demand for the G-Wiz, however, means GoinGreen isn't stocking any new cars until at least this autumn. Instead, it'll focus on clearing its current inventory, which by all accounts includes one new G-Wiz and four sad little ex-demo models.
Any sadists wanting a brand-new G-Wiz aren't up the creek without a paddle, though. GoinGreen says it will continue importing brand new G-Wiz cars from its Indian makers, Mahindra Reva, whenever customers
are foolish enough to want one, with delivery times estimated to be four to six weeks.
While the G-Wiz may not yet have met its maker, it's surely only a matter of time before it ends up on the scapheap. Admittedly, it's the cheapest way of hopping on the electric bandwagon, but its questionable safety record, limited range and toy-car looks mean it's not as attractive a proposition as rival electric cars such as the or .
But what do you think? Is there room in the world of EVs for a dirt-cheap, battery-powered quadricycle? Or should the G-Wiz curl up, die and make room for 'proper' electric cars? Your feedback in the comments section below is appreciated.