Electric cars get real
Tom Ford loves petrol. So we sent him away with the, er, all-electric versions of the Mini, Smart and Mitsubishi i. He came back charged
Posted: 07 Dec 2010
Well, despite there being huge interest in electrification over the years, there's always been one major stumbling block that has limited electric cars: batteries. It's no good just lobbing a couple of six-packs of double As into a 1,000kg car and expecting it to manage more than a slurring warble in the kind of electric motor you need to propel a car at reasonable modern speeds. But while there's been huge hoo-ha about future fuels in the shape of hydrogen power and hybrid petroleum motors, a few manufacturers have been working on cars that really do change the game in their own - quite literally - quiet way.