Get Free Parking with the Marinello4


City driving enthusiasts in the UK who aren't fans of the scooter archetype now have another short distance electric commuter to go with cars like the Tango. The Maranello4 is the product of a collaboration between London-based Sakura Battery Company and Italian commercial vehicle manufacturer EFFIDI. The two-seater has a top speed of 30 mph and a range of around 45 miles per charge, and is exempt from the London congestion charge and parking is free in many areas. Designed around a stainless steel chassis, the partners are developing a diesel-electric hybrid version that will offer a top speed of 50 mph and a range of 250 miles. It's spendy at £9,950 (US$18,775), but may just be worth it for those who have to drive around London and don't want to spew emissions or pay for parking. We wouldn't turn in our Tube pass for one of these, but it might come in handy sooner rather than later. ::Marinello4 via ::Green Car Congress