It seems that the appearance of the electric car won’t advice the US bazaar get some of Europe’s coolest cars. While we get some appealing abundant electric cars in the ‘States (BMW i3, every Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Ionic), there are still some we don’t get that we ambition we did. For instance, the Honda e is one of the coolest, best absorbing new EVs on the market, yet we don’t get it. So if we appetite to see how the new Honda takes on the MINI Cooper SE, one electric auto we do get, we accept to about-face to European publications.
This new allegory analysis from Auto Express pits the electric MINI adjoin the electric Honda to see which tiny EV bear is best.
In agreement of active dynamics, the two cars are decidedly different. The MINI Cooper SE uses a distinct electric motor at the advanced axle, powered by a 32 kWh array pack. While the Honda e gets a distinct electric motor at the rear axle, which is hasty from a Honda but does accomplish faculty in the apple of EVs, and it’s powered by a 35 kWh battery.
The MINI is added powerful, with 181 horsepower, compared to the 152 application of the Honda e. That added ability accumulated with its lighter weight agency the MINI Cooper SE is quicker, accepting from 0-62 mph in 7.3 seconds, against the Honda’s 8.3.
Both cars accept their advantages and disadvantages. For instance, the MINI is the added fun and agreeable to drive, acknowledgment to bluff steering, a added close abeyance and buzzier acceleration. However, the Honda is added comfortable, added applied and nicer on the inside.
Unfortunately for the MINI, the Honda’s attributes are absolutely bigger for archetypal EV use. For an everyday, baby boondocks or burghal EV — which is what both cars are advised to be — the Honda e is the bigger car. Its abeyance is far added comfortable, its council weight is absolutely nicer while not actuality too far off the MINI in agreement of accuracy, its autogenous is added interesting, it has bigger acumen and it’s rear-wheel drive so its added active and its axis amphitheater is better. The MINI Cooper SE is a fun little EV and shows affiance for the MINI brand. But it can’t adumbrate the actuality that it’s congenital on a acceptable automotive architecture, while the Honda e is congenital as an EV from the arena up.
[Source: Auto Express]