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Dutch Carmaker Carice Releases its First Model – The MK1

By Brody Patterson


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The Dutch don’t have much of a reputation for making cars, so you’d be forgiven if you couldn’t name any auto manufacturers based in the Netherlands. One name you might want to remember from now one is Carice Cars.

The first product to be released by Carice is the limited edition electric vehicle called the MK1. Inspired by the design of the classic Porsche 356, it has a body made entirely from plastic. This makes the vehicle extremely light: even including the battery pack, it weighs just 771 lbs. Speaking of batteries, the Carice MK1 will be available in two versions – 15 kW (20 PS) and 40 kW (54 PS), with a another 4kW (5.4 PS) Junior Version intended for 16-year-old drivers.

One notable design feature is the so-called “backbone chassis”, a single thick bar bar running the entire length of the car which incorporates the battery pack and grants an ideal 50:50 weight distribution.

The Carice MK1 will be released as a limited edition comprising only 10 units. For an additional fee, there’s the option of fitting the car with a small capacity gasoline engine that extends its range. Also available is a hydrogen-powered version. Orders start on June 21, with each car being priced at €26,620 (including VAT), which is the equivalent of about $36,000.


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Brody has worked as a full time staff writer for Luxatic for over five years, covering luxury news, product releases and in-depth reviews, and specializing in verticals on the website alongside the tech & leisure section, as well as men's fashion, watches and travel. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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