Models of different classes are united by their low cost
Electric cars are usually bought by connoisseurs of modern technology who want to save on fuel, maintenance and parking, but it is unlikely that those who are looking at budget models with an electric power plant are thinking about racing in a straight line. For the owners to arrange this test, in which ten electric vehicles were assembled at once worth up to 30 thousand pounds, journalists from the British edition of What Car?, who usually conduct consumer tests, took up.
This is not the first time the magazine has held straight-line races with the participation of electric vehicles, but if earlier it was, for example, the top-end hatchback Kia EV6 GT or deliberately inexpensive quadricycles like the Citroen Ami or Estrima Biro, then this time inexpensive but full-fledged vehicles were brought together in the race with electric motor.
This time the drag racing rivals were Fiat 500, Nissan Leaf, MINI Electric, Renault Zoe, Mazda MX-30, Peugeot e-208, Vauxhall Corsa-e, Hyundai Kona and two representatives of the MG brand at once – the MG5 and MG ZS models EV. As a result, having spent two races with five participants each, a rating of the most dynamic budget electric vehicles was compiled.
Test magazine What Car? helped not only to determine the fastest electric car in the market segment under 30 thousand pounds sterling, but also made it possible to rank such models not in terms of the usual range without recharging, but also in terms of acceleration dynamics.