T Hugger

Wed Apr 17 2013 17:56:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

World Cheapest Electric Car? $10,800 Mahindra e2o from India

T Hugger

Wed Apr 17 2013 17:57:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

What you'll like:

• Help save the planet. Zero tailpipe emissions and smaller carbon foot-print
• 'Auto box' & quick start-off are an absolute pleasure in stop & go traffic
• Tech-dream: GPS, reverse camera, feature laden head-unit, smart phone integration
• Cute size is a boon when finding parking and maneuvering in the city
• Interior fit and finish are a leap ahead of the Reva-i & bring it on par with today's hatchbacks
• ABS body panels are dent resistant and less prone to ugly scratches

What you won't:

• High price outside of Delhi results in negligible overall cost savings
• Limited battery range makes you think twice about every journey
• 83km/h top speed & sub-par dynamics make it unsuitable for the highway
• Only 2 doors; inconvenient as a family car
• Brakes have an unpredictable and sudden bite to them
• Lack of power-steering makes parking difficult. Bad news for a city run-about

Jean Girard

Fri Apr 19 2013 00:18:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

sounds like pretty much every electric car on the market

Jeff Regal

Wed Apr 17 2013 20:02:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

So here's what I'm getting from this article. Yes, it's battery powered, its expensive, won't go far, its slow, can't hold anybody, brakes are unpredictable, and its a tank to steer. I think I'll stick with Honda

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