Thanasis Lazanas, a Greek entrepreneur, may have plans to produce miniature electric Hummer models in Greece as part of a $122 million investment in the Greek economy, Ekathimerini reported on Sunday.
Lazanas notably obtained permission from General Motors to build a mini electric version of the Hummer in 2014. We’ve covered the product in the past, known as the MEV Hummer HXT. The tiny Hummers are on sale across Europe and Asia, and GM gets a cut of the profits for using the Hummer name.
To underscore just how “mini” the miniature Hummers are, they measure in at 118 inches long and 57 inches tall. A 72-volt drive system will net a 30-mile range with a lead battery, while a lithium-ion unit will double the figure to 60 miles.
Right now, MEV builds to order in China, and Lazanas said he expects to do the same in Greece. However, he’s bullish that Hummer HXT production will climb to 2,000 units per year. In the near future? 10,000 cars.
It’s not the return of Hummer some really hope for, but the tiny vehicles do look the part.