Joining the UK’s specialist car ranks – but not a kit – in 2022 is the French-made No Smoke electric car, powered by an electric motor.

Available in France – located in Cerizay – for several years the popular little fun car is now on sale in the UK – in right-hand drive form – via East Sussex-based JLC Group.

The company is active in several sectors including airports, land, marine and rail and among their portfolio are blast doors, fire shutters, access gates and aviation ground power. They are also heavily involved with electric vehicles and they currently offer the ORCA van, Eco Van, Eco Car, MEV City Cargo, MEV Pick Up and now the No Smoke Original and commercial Truckï.

No Smoke is based around a galvanised sheet steel chassis with independent front suspension with MacPherson strut and independent rear. A total of fourteen colours are available (three standard – white, black and beige and eleven optional extra cost shades), while the 10kW motor gives a top speed of 44mph and a range of around 75-miles.

Having sampled the first UK version this week I can confirm that this is a brilliant thing and it emphasises fun motoring and felt a lot quicker than its published top speed and weighs in at just 521kg.

Look out for a full feature on the No Smoke coming very soon. Prices start at £28,800 inc VAT in the UK.

A commercial Truckï version – also full electric – will be unveiled in June 2022. It has a 600kg payload and looks like a great way for a small business to promote their wares.

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