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
First up, it's fair to say that if you remove all the slightly iffy stickers and eco-showing-off plastered on the majority of our three, it's plain to see that they look exactly like their traditionally powered counterparts. No extra-long extension leads running out the back, no solar panels to keep the charge up. The i-MiEV is the most unusual-looking simply because the i-Car on which the little Mitsu is based isn't exactly a Ford Focus when it comes to seeing it on UK streets. The Mini looks like a Mini - you might just recognise that one - and the Smart is just a Smart, albeit with the added bonus of being a convertible, a body choice that allows you to actively not hear all the noise that you're not actually making.