All Hallow's EV-e: 5 electric vehicles that gives us the creeps
It's Halloween! The spookiest time of year. So what is spooky and sends shivers down your spine? Electric cars of course! Now, I know you are giving your screen those looks: "Oh dear, she has lost it finally." but no, hold on.
This is a list of the 5 EV's you wouldn't want to drive, even look at due to their repugnancy! Get your baseball bats and kitchen knives at the ready, you are gonna need them. I'm just glad Nissan don't make an electric Juke, they are bad enough as it is.
So, come one, come all. Be warned, what you will see will cause you reel in horror at their foul appearance. Most are harmless, but some may want to suffer, like they did...
Welcome to Voltaire's EV Freakshow!
1. GM EV 1
Told you they were foul to look at. The GM EV1 was produced in 1996 during a growing concern for the planet and the future lack of oil - but what they didn't know was how to make an EV that would work for future generations.
The odd bit is not just how horrible it looks, but the fact the company crushed most of the cars they made, even customers complained as they wanted to buy them! How odd! In the three years of production, they only made 1,117 cars, now take the fact they crushed most of them - this makes this one of the rarest cars from the 1990s. We all can't be perfect though, can we?
2. Tang Hua Detroit Fish
This one is a right eye catcher. China always likes to out-weird the rest of the planet and they do that -really, really well. The Detroit Fish looks like someone took a Pikachu, skinned it and shoved some seat in it. It is far for beautiful and makes us feel uncomfortable.
So, why does it have such a weird name, for a start? Well, it was named after the show it was launched at in America - the Detroit motor show... and the fish bit is because it's amphibious crossover. Electric power and water doesn't mix, I did say someone these cars will want to kill you.
3. The Eliica
Japan is very well know for weird things, sometimes they go a bit disturbing. Even the clever clogs in car companies have bad days. This monstrosity is not easy on the eye, with 8 wheels and the front end that makes a Prius look like a model, the Ellica is what we say, a minger.
Made back in 2004, it had a faster zero- 60Mph time than a Porsche 991 Turbo and reached a speed - mind you, it's electric with 8 wheels - of 230Mph. How!? Japan has many secrets I guess, but they had a few helping hands. The cost of the project so far on that one car was ¥30,000,000. They also had a few testers, the Prime Minister of Japan and Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan. Fancy.
4. The Citicar
This door wedge of a car isn't too bad to look at compared to the Chinese car, but still, it's a WTF moment. Until the Tesla Model S came along, this was the most produced electric car in the United State of America - with 4,444 units of the small triangle. It's very underwhelming for the American dream.
Based on electric golf carts, the 1970s fuel crisis had to push companies to create an EV for the American market. I really don't know how they got to a 2-seater car the size of a teabag. Its 8 foot long and 5 foot wide, with no room for anything else, it seems pointless. Have they not seen how big the high-ways are in America?
5. The G-wiz
It's the Devil! No, it bloody well is. The G-wiz is the most hateful purpose of electrical power ever created. Other EV's are ashamed of it, it gave electric vehicles a bad name for years and now, thankfully, it's out of production. Thank you, God!
In most countries, the G-wiz doesn't meet the criteria to go on motorways, no surprise there. Limited to inner cities and neighbourhoods, you can still see them hiding away in driveways and garages, keeping away from the sunlight. Good, they are the worst EV ever made, and for that, they deserve to have a stake through the battery pack.
It's okay, you are out the Freakshow now, you can jump back into a nice normal car and not have to worry about a thing... Just remember, the G-Wiz can may just behind you...
Have a pleasant trip... Muhahahah!