An electric car distributor has gone into administration after sales of the vehicles fell this year.
The Nice Car Company was set up in 2006 and sold an all-electric version of the French-made Aixam Mega.
Its plans to introduce a new range of models this year, including a two-seater and an MPV, were scrapped after sales fell to just one car a week.
According to figures obtained by cleangreencars.co.uk, 156 electric cars were sold from January to October, compared with 374 for the same period last year.
Richard Bremner, editor of cleangreencars.co.uk. said: "While volumes are still tiny, any drop in electric car sales will come as a shock to most people.
"Perhaps the market for quirky electric vehicles like the Mega City and G-Wiz have had their day. Buyers could be holding off for cars from mainstream manufacturers, although they may still have years to wait before mass production is a reality."
There are currently 1,100 all-electric cars in the UK, with the majority of them owned by motorists in London.
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