Electric Car Range Race In Amusing Animated Video

APR 5 2017 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 32

UK-based Car Keys, a car shopping site focused on finding you a great deal on a new automobile, put out this rather amusing animated video that compared the range of 8 of the UK’s most popular electric cars.

3…2…1…Go!

Car Keys states:

INSERT A COIN TO CONTINUE.

We’ve lined up eight of the UK’s best-selling electric cars in a retro gaming animation to find out who can travel the furthest.

PUSH START on the video below to watch the Electric Cars race:

Pssttt….how many background retro Easter Eggs can you spot?

Na na na na Na na na na Elon BATMAN!

Most of us know which cars will bow out early and which ones are ready for the long haul. The animated video uses EPA data (not NEDC) for its range figures.

It’s a simple, yet entertaining video, so go ahead and “push start.” No coin required

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32 Comments on "Electric Car Range Race In Amusing Animated Video"

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven

That race was rigged! Where’s the Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai? 😉

sveno

They aren’t really available in the UK. Theoretically you could get one of the 15 Mirais but only left hand drive.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven

Are you sure? The Mirai is made in Japan, which like the UK is a right hand drive country. Since Toyota makes right-hand drive Mirais for its home market, why wouldn’t Toyota import right-hand drive Mirais into the UK?

FWIW, Robert Llewellyn of Fully Charged test drove a right-hand drive Mirai in what I believe is the UK.

sveno

Oh dear I thought I read an UK review but it was just a pointer to a US car site.

Anger Daniel

Toyota Mirai is not a electric car, it’is a “méthane car”. hydrogen is obtained by hydrofragmentation of methane with emission of CO2.

Big Solar

The nearest hydrogen station was 450 miles away

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven

It’s a cartoon. You could just draw a hydrogen station near the start line and it wouldn’t cost $1+ million pounds/dollars.

FWIW, Great Britan has 15 hydrogen fueling stations in this map, and it appears that there is no place in all of Great Britan that is 450 miles or more away from the nearest hydrogen station. Just sayin’. 😀

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven
Pushmi-Pullyu

Fool cell fanboy sven asks:

“Where’s the Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai?”

They stayed home. The BEVs can “top off” their battery packs at any electrical outlet, but the only way for the fool cell cars to top off their tanks before the start of the “race” was to hire one of the so-called “mobile hydrogen stations” to come to the starting line, and the drivers decided that was much too expensive.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven

Douche bag troll Pushmi-Pullyu says:

Blah, blah, blah. I don’t own an EV and instead drive a gas-guzzling ICE minivan. To compensate for my fossil fuel burning ways, I troll actual EV owners on InsideEVs. I always got beat up in grade school, because back I had the same obnoxious personality back then as I do now, and I just plain like to insult people and call them names. It’s who I am and what I do. I am a troll.

Bill Howland

Seriously though, I don’t consider Hydrogen powered cars electric cars, even though InsideEvs does.

Myself, I’d consider a CNG car closer to an EV since there is (usually) an electric home compressor, or in some other way associated with electrical consumption – which the Mirai doesn’t have much in the way of affordable home chargers.

Its rather like, if people are going to call fuel-celled vehicles ‘electric’, why not call ANY hybrid vehicle electric, since they all have batteries and motors, but like the Mirai don’t ever actually use any commercial electricity.

Got another question for you SVEN – since TOD rates aren’t mandatory in Westchester County, why don’t you and others put up Solar Panels to avoid Con Ed’s confiscatory rates?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven

Bill, I just saw your comment but I running out the door and pressed for time. I’ll respond later this afternoon.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven
“. . . since TOD rates aren’t mandatory in Westchester County, why don’t you and others put up Solar Panels. . .” It’s a complicated answer. There are a couple of reasons/factors. First off, I’m actually in NYC where the significant majority of houses, including my own, have flat roofs. Generally, a major reason is the strict NYC fire code for “rooftop access” points and 6-foot wide “clear paths” that applies to buildings that have rooftops with a <20% slope. It significantly limits where and how many panels an owner can place on a small flat roof. This fire code allows the FDNY to place ladders/aerial-ladders with unobstructed access onto the roof, provides open space for the FDNY to cut holes in the roof for roof ventilation (vertical ventilation), and provides clear paths for egress/emergency-escape for fire fighters and also building occupants via the fire ladder to the rooftop hatch or stairs to the roof top door. My building has a narrow frontage and a long length (approximately 20' wide x 50' long from bottom of parapet wall and very short common wall to roof edge), and some tree shading in the southwest corner from a neighbor's tree along the… Read more »
Get Real

More classless insults from classless sven.

Just like sven’s hero the Trumpster.

Erik Rehnberg

No Bolt?

EVs_are_the_future

UK site, Bolt is never coming to RHD regions so no need to put it in the video.

Tim Miser

Ok so where was the Ampera E?

VS

The same. The car will only be available on the right side of the road.

Jmk

Just drove 470km with ioniq electric yesterday and it took probably 30-40mins more than it would have taken with a gas car. Efficiency and charging speed matter a lot more than what most people think.

Rhaman68

Well said and the new generation of EV owners need to be schooled in this area. Range discussions are getting stale. But electric car manufacturers need to step up and focus on this issue as well as we get smarter as to electric cost of charging in public networks.

James

They’ll need to update it soon with an Ampera-e.

Miggy

Ampera-e / Bolt will not be sold in the UK.

Foo

At the end, something called the “Telsa Model S 9100D” is ranked #1.

Pushmi-Pullyu

Wow, I didn’t realize the Model S can carry 4-1/2 tons of batteries! 😉

floydboy

LOL! Heavy man, heavy!

David Murray

I remember when the Kia Soul EV first came to market, everyone was impressed with the range because it beat out the Nissan Leaf by 10 miles or so… But now it’s the bottom of the barrel when it comes to range.

3laine

How can I take this video seriously when they have an ORANGE i3?! For the 2017 model with the 33 kWh pack, orange was replaced by Protonic Blue!

;D

Steven

Since it came out, I’ve only seen two of them on the road, both Orange.

gubbel

Please be fair and give the eGolf +1 mile. Its EPA-Range is 125 miles not 124. So it will be the winner except Tesla 😉

WARREN

Unfortunately these are just manufacturer submitted EPA ratings. It has already been proven some are more conservative than others. We need a real world test like Edmunds performed years ago.

Trevor Larkum

No, it would still be comfortably beaten by the Renault ZOE with its 44kWh battery.

Anon

I’ve seen a RHD FFE… If it’s UK, too bad they didn’t include that one.