Just as the normal G-Wiz wasn’t hateful enough, they’ve made a special edition of it to really get on the nerve of the petrolheads! It’s commissioned by retailer GoinGreen to commemorate the vehicle’s close association with London. So it comes with some paintings all over it, designed by multidisciplinary art and design collective ContainerPLUS.
The limited edition London G-Wiz electric vehicle is based on the G-Wiz i and also comes with alloy wheels, leather interior, DAB radio and Bluetooth. It has a two year warranty, a top speed of up to 50mph and a range of up to 48 miles. It has a price of £12,995. Honestly, you have to be clinically mad to spend that money on that thing!
Rudi Schogger, managing director of GoinGreen said: ‘London has taken the G-Wiz to heart and there are now well over 1,000 on the city’s streets. GoinGreen is the pioneer of zero emissions electric driving in London, launching the G-Wiz in 2004. The vehicle is now recognisably associated with the Capital and has raised London’s profile as a leader in the adoption of electric vehicles. Having already done two design collaborations with Eley Kishimoto and Ella Doran, we thought it about time that we commissioned a design to seal the relationship between G-Wiz and London’.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said: ‘I want London to become the electric vehicle capital of Europe, so it seems fitting that G-Wiz has encapsulated iconic sights and scenes of our great city in such a creative way. We have recently launched Source London to help more people take the electric option in the future.’
‘To us London has always felt like a kaleidoscope of the incongruous and the ludicrous. The new never really obliterates the old; instead everything balances on top of each other precariously. So many stories intersect in this city, millions of people – all building a version of their own reality. A topsy-turvy city, eccentric, outrageous and utterly delightful. The idiosyncratic and joyful spirit of the G-wiz, as well as the environmental outlook of the company behind this vehicle, immediately struck a chord. The collaboration with GoinGreen on the London G-Wiz was fuelled by great enthusiasm on both sides,’ said Luise Vormittag of ContainerPLUS.