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
Soon, Nissan's Sunderland manufacturing plant will start producing a mass production version of the all-electric Leaf, a pure EV (electric vehicle) that poses some interesting questions about why we aren't all looking at proper electric cars for urban use. Until then, there's a triumvirate of electric cars that you might see on the streets in the form of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Mini E and the Smart ED. All, it must be made clear, that are based on ‘real' cars. Cars that pass crash-test regulations and have the same features as the vehicles you drive every day. These are not quadricycles like the G-Wiz, and they don't sidestep the stuff that makes them something you'd put your kids in.