One of the most-anticipated rides I’ve taken was in Mini’s electric model, one of 500 prototypes being leased to select customers.
However, when it comes to driving an all-electric vehicle, Boston’s 1950s-era trolley cars were smoother.
Hit the gas and there was a lag before acceleration began. That’s disconcerting to anyone used to the always-perky Mini performance.
Hit the (regenerative) brakes and brace yourself. The computerized system is way off. The car stops so powerfully that you’re thrown against your seatbelt. Even just taking one’s foot off the accelerator winds up initiating a major braking event.
The suspicion here is that Mini tossed out some trial balloons and the revised versions will be fine.
And we’ll still be ready to line up for a test ride.
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