With the phasing-out of internal-combustion-engined vehicles and the impending disappearance of most European car manufacturers, their non-European counterparts have released a slew of new electric cars. TCW’s motoring correspondent, Jeremy Bonington-Jagsworth, has been road testing the new arrivals.
Rish-E: A small runabout from India’s Murdoch Motors that often seems to be remotely driven by outside forces.
JB-J says: Unlikely to last long on underfunded, potholed British roads.
The E-Khan: This tiny, useless car from China’s ULEZ Corp would be better named The E-Khan’t. Unable to reach speeds of more than 20mph.
JB-J says: Cheap, nasty and suitable only for those wanting to prove how virtuous they are or who wish to drive to a Pride march.
Dave-E: Low mileage, outdated design and dull; all in all a pointless vehicle.
JB-J says: It has no appeal except to the likes of the outdated, dull, and pointless Rory Stewart.
E-Ll Wud 77 (Model T): Built by Shanghai’s FakeCon Motors, this characterless car is valuable only for surveillance. Remarkably, it has become the favoured EV of the Taliban.
JB-J says: Suitable for spooks and misogynists.
Gov-E: This weirdly shaped car is a totally unreliable effort with virtually no resale value.
JB-J says: Don’t touch with a barge pole.
Lamm-E: How this car is even given showroom space is hard to imagine. On the road test it lumbered around like a drunken elephant. Designed by Bilderberg Associates and built by Starmer Inc., this monstrosity should not be allowed anywhere near our roads.
JB-J says: Dimly designed and dangerous.