It would seem everyone wants to purchase an EV these days, and why not. They are not only the product in demand but provides several benefits. Where the demand is high, the options have increased too, and today, it won’t be easy for you to decide which vehicle you want to buy.
You might have been reading a lot about expensive vehicles like the Porsche Taycan, Jaguar I-Pace, or Polestar. All of these are great vehicles, but quite expensive. But, the vehicles we are going to talk about are pretty affordable as both of them don’t cost more than £27,000.
Both of the vehicles are manufactured by companies that give great importance to driver involvement. But, even if put that aside for a minute, both the vehicles represent what we love about the front- and rear-driven sports cars, although it’s arguable. So, even before we start the review, you have a reason for optimism.
First, we will talk about the Mini Electric which has been out for some time, so there’s nothing hidden there and we like it. The things we like the most are the fish-bowl view forward, turn of pace, and the well-tuned steering response that’s very crucial for getting the go-kart agility that Mini is known for. If you want an affordable small electric vehicle, which provides an entertaining driving experience, this is your best option.
The model has a rather short range, and that’s found in one in ten new Minis. On a full charge, it can travel for only 135 miles on the official test cycle, which means on the road, it will provide a range of about 105 miles. So, where it’s very good to drive, that’s something some customers won’t like. Whether or not it bothers you, that’s completely up to you.
You might think if the Mini has failed to provide a good range, the Mazda MX-30, which is 226kg heavier and slightly costlier, though less powerful, would be any different. But no, with only 116 miles, it’s not too good either. A probable reason for it could be that it was the first electric Mazda.