Autocar recently gathered four key electric vehicles at the Longcross test track to assess where we are and where we are going with zero-emissions vehicles, and here is the hi-res gallery.
World-class engineer Richard Parry-Jones, who was until recently Ford’s global product development boss, was on hand to provide some intellectual rigour.
The Reva G-Wiz was the smallest vehicle, with a quoted range of 48 miles and a top speed of just over 50mph. The Smart ForTwo ED has a 41bhp motor and lithium-ion battery give it a top speed of 62mph and a range of 70 miles.
The Citroen C1 Ev’ie was launched a couple of months ago. It has a 40bhp motor, a 60mph top speed and a range of 60 miles. The biggest car in the pack is the Mitsubishi iMiEV, with a 63bhp motor that will take to a top speed of 80mph.
The test found that all cars were very different, with vastly contrasting approaches to electric vehicles.