This all-new MINI Electrical is an efficient little electrical hatchback however it additionally has some good rivals. In Europe, the brand new MINI EV has to cope with automobiles just like the Honda E and Vauxhall Corsa-E, two different electrical hatchbacks that may problem the little electrical Brit (German?). In a current Prime Gear episode, the three hosts took all three automobiles and determined to place them by means of a little bit of a maze run to the end line, by means of an amusement park, empty as a consequence of Covid.
On this clip, we see Chris Harris within the Honda E, Andrew Flintoff within the MINI Electrical, and Paddy McGuinness within the Corsa-E. The MINI was probably the most highly effective automotive of these three by far, with its 181 horsepower front-mounted electrical motor. Nevertheless, that wasn’t what mattered on this take a look at. As an alternative, a agility and a decent turning circle have been extra vital and that’s the place the Honda E excelled, as a consequence of its rear-wheel drive format and extremely small turning circle.
That mentioned, McGuinness had a big benefit over the opposite two, having gone to that very amusement park typically as a child and understanding it nicely. So the opposite two needed to depend on the cartoonish map of the park to determine the place to go, whereas McGuinness merely remembered the right way to get by means of.
Whereas not one of the automobiles on this video are significantly thrilling, it’s one of many extra enjoyable movies I’ve seen from Prime Gear in a very long time. It has that basic really feel of pals having silly enjoyable in automobiles for no different motive than to have enjoyable however whereas additionally displaying off the strengths and weaknesses of every automotive. As a result of their small footprints and electrical torque, all three automobiles have been in a position to zip by means of the walkways of the amusement park with ease, cease on a dime once they’d taken a flawed flip, and simply swing again round. So should you reside in a decent city atmosphere, this video proves that small EVs are the perfect types of transportation, whereas additionally fooling around and enjoyable.