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Thinking about switching to an electric car? Then you do NOT want to miss this video!
We’ve brought together six of the newest small electric cars to see just how true their claimed range is. We're starting off in London, and we're going to head north to find out just how far each of them will go, while also finding out just what happens when they run out of juice! Joining us for this video we have:
Honda e
Peugeot e-208
Volkswagen e-Up!
Vauxhall Corsa-e
MINI Electric
Renault Zoe
But which of them do you think will travel the furthest? And do you think any of them will hit 100% of their claimed range? There’s only one way to find… Sit back, relax, and join us for this all-new electric car range test!
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  1. carwow
    4 maanden geleden

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    1. Rina Viloria
      Rina Viloria
      29 dagen geleden


    2. Rina Viloria
      Rina Viloria
      29 dagen geleden

      Jacques-Cartier Park

    3. Rob Marrin
      Rob Marrin
      Maand geleden

      Going around the roundabouts constantly doesn't the regenerative braking charge it for a time?

    4. Rob Marrin
      Rob Marrin
      Maand geleden

      30 mins later lmao, epic subscribed ❤️👍

    5. Rob Marrin
      Rob Marrin
      Maand geleden

      I hope the government are paying for the rac to supply the emergency charging service after all it's government legislation to push for electric cars,,

  2. crash4me719
    53 minuten geleden

    Great test! I owned a Tesla X for 10 weeks, great car, very bad customer service company. I'm going to stay with petro for the time being!

  3. Pat Norton
    Pat Norton
    Uur geleden

    Why does this freak laugh so enthusiastically when the cars are running out of range??

  4. Christoo Hunders
    Christoo Hunders
    2 uur geleden

    There's something really sexy about you mate

  5. Greg Preston
    Greg Preston
    5 uur geleden

    And how long did the average electric car take to get full charge and at wat cost in money in British pounds and pence ????

  6. Souhail Belhassen
    Souhail Belhassen
    7 uur geleden

    This video was really good and the people at the end made it wholesome.

  7. Junior3d2y
    8 uur geleden

    Please review the new Mokka-e

  8. Flying Beast
    Flying Beast
    10 uur geleden

    No need for electric car... caws produces much more carbon dioxide and metane

  9. stuart capt.
    stuart capt.
    14 uur geleden

    great video!

  10. Orange Goblin
    Orange Goblin
    14 uur geleden

    Quite how electric vehicles are peddled as eco friendly is beyond me. You don't get something for nowt.

  11. Greg J
    Greg J
    15 uur geleden

    Blistering Hot at 21c 😳

  12. neville mason
    neville mason
    15 uur geleden

    Electric cars sound fine in theory until you come to a sub-zero winter and a journey of an hour plus. Defrosting the car and keeping yourself warm on a long journey will flatten any battery. Imagine getting stuck with a flat battery in sub-zero conditions. Give me an engine that generates copious amounts of heat any day and not running the risk of freezing to death.

  13. Oil Burner
    Oil Burner
    16 uur geleden

    Be interesting to know the depreciation on an electric car? I keep my cars for around 5 years, I suspect after 5 years the batteries would be knackered?

  14. Oscar S
    Oscar S
    Dag geleden

    And why has Mat become a grumpy brummy version of Clarkson all of a sudden, ... In the World 🤔

  15. Oscar S
    Oscar S
    Dag geleden

    and how long does it take to charge the ruddy things????¿??????????

    1. Toby Jackson
      Toby Jackson
      17 uur geleden

      20-30 minutes will get you back to 80% on a rapid charger. A Standard AC Charge would be overnight for a full 0-100% Charge.

  16. Oscar S
    Oscar S
    Dag geleden

    So what happens if you want to go camping? How do you fill up if ya campsite is in the proverbial sticks ? 😶

  17. Sarcastic Velociraptor
    Sarcastic Velociraptor
    Dag geleden

    I don't know other channels that do this kind of thing but I really like, keep it up because this is real world testing not manufacturer heaven

  18. tom morrow
    tom morrow
    Dag geleden

    Really nice and informative video, please keep the good work.

  19. Brian Wind Grøndahl
    Brian Wind Grøndahl
    Dag geleden

    you are all over I want AC but won't youse adabtive cruse control 🤔🙄 way to control the outcome off a test

  20. robin loxley
    robin loxley
    Dag geleden

    Electric cars will prove a death trap for those who get caught in blizzards and run out of power no charging points in remote areas, no fuel in the car for heating or signal fires, no way to boil water to survive. Would not touch one with a 30 foot pole.

  21. BlackDim100
    2 dagen geleden

    And all of them were 250 - 400 miles too short of a range!

  22. Bean
    2 dagen geleden

    So actually the Peugeot is the worst as it barely managed to do 3/4 of it's claimed range.

  23. Carrie's Comments
    Carrie's Comments
    2 dagen geleden

    Chill in the 'slow' lane - there is no slow lane - the left hand lane is the one EVERY driver should be in until they want to overtake another vehicle! The middle and outside lanes are overtaking lanes! Highway Code: Lane Discipline: "You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear" - Ok the road did look busy, but still it's not a slow lane! "If you are overtaking a number of slower-moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past."

  24. Keith
    2 dagen geleden

    I'd love a sparky car. But, until the price comes down, I'll pass. Nearly 30 grand for the Honda is way too much

  25. yvonne Mc Cullagh ward
    yvonne Mc Cullagh ward
    2 dagen geleden

    Are these cars automatic rather than gears and clutch

    1. Toby Jackson
      Toby Jackson
      Dag geleden

      Correct. Electric cars generally don't have gears and have direct drive from the motor itself. So it would just be as simple as putting it into drive and moving off. No clutch pedal, but also no physical gears or many other moving parts inside to go wrong. It may seem scary to some people who have not known anything other than manual transmission, but you quickly get used to it and find it a far more relaxed experience. I work with a rental fleet of electric cars so I see plenty of people who are trying them out for their first time. In 3 years of this job I haven't encountered a single person who didn't enjoy the driving experience when it came to returning the car.

  26. Rebel Rog
    Rebel Rog
    2 dagen geleden

    All electric cars suck. Geeks and environmental freaks think they are cool, the other 96% of the population still buys real cars with real motors. I speak from experience as a car salesman. I was once the top Prius salesman in my city. I sold them to the people that wanted one, but I'd never buy one myself!

  27. John
    2 dagen geleden

    I am looking to buy my first ev. I'm thinking 2016 Nissan leaf or 2016 Kia Soul. The more I look..the more unsure I become. Any thoughts, opinions would be greatly appreciated. I'm in Canada.. so winter driving is a consideration. I have to make a decision soon.

    1. Toby Jackson
      Toby Jackson
      Dag geleden

      Hi John. The Nissan LEAF is great in all aspects except for the battery thermal management system - It doesn't have one. Depending on what the climate is like where you are, that is probably the best way to decide. If you are somewhere that gets hot (Many days that go over 25 celcius in a year) then you are looking at the potential of degradation issues to the battery. If you are in a generally cooler region then that's no problem at all. The Kia will give you this cooling system for the battery, but in exchange for that you are getting a less popular car which will be a little harder or more expensive to get parts or repairs if something goes wrong.

  28. Anna Booth
    Anna Booth
    3 dagen geleden

    That’s really interesting! The mini was always my fave elec small car, but I was debating a 208 instead because of the range. Think I’ll stick with the mini idea. Zoe range is fab but the car not for me. Bit bland. Thanks for the video 👍🏻👍🏻

    1. Toby Jackson
      Toby Jackson
      Dag geleden

      Have you had the chance to check out a Zoe in person? They look better in the flesh than pics online. Especially with the different colors and trim levels. I Can appreciate that it isn't quite the design of an e-208 or Mini however. It's just that the Zoe is generally the easiest to get a good deal on buying and as you saw in this video it's definitely one of the most capable EVs out there right now.

  29. Michael Tavel
    Michael Tavel
    3 dagen geleden

    Not all miles are created equally (as far as power consumption is involved). Those last few miles you drove puttering around roundabouts used far less power than a mile at motorway speeds. To really compare cars and range down to that degree of accuracy, they absolutely need to be driven on the same roads at the same speeds with the same wind resistance.

  30. julius pisco
    julius pisco
    3 dagen geleden

    so this cars is for only use on flat roads,,how about hill climbing with full people cargo??

  31. Purplenurple
    3 dagen geleden

    17:53 whattttt

  32. simonlang2001
    3 dagen geleden

    Where's the Tesla or would that embarris every one

    1. Toby Jackson
      Toby Jackson
      Dag geleden

      The Tesla was featured in their first comparison video. This is the second one. You say it would embarass everyone but it may surprise you that a Kia ended up being some serious competition against the Model 3.

  33. Ra mon
    Ra mon
    3 dagen geleden

    Is this the guy that played the part as the race driver on the movie 'Ford vs Ferrari' 🤔

  34. O
    4 dagen geleden

    All these cars over priced

  35. Electrifiednews
    4 dagen geleden

    Mat. At 19:53 were you meant to say the price starts off at. Not the range starts off at. ???

  36. dastardlyman
    4 dagen geleden

    legends at the end. special moements. excellent

  37. Ian Cadwallender
    Ian Cadwallender
    4 dagen geleden

    You can keep them.Lets see them at night with lights and heater running.

  38. S3E EEE
    S3E EEE
    4 dagen geleden

    Mclaren 17:07

  39. spakkajack
    4 dagen geleden

    it is legal to film the police so why blot out faces

  40. Robert P. Wainman
    Robert P. Wainman
    4 dagen geleden

    Which goes to show they're all useless for a long journey - quickly!

  41. Sam Broadbent
    Sam Broadbent
    4 dagen geleden

    I just noticed Mat always starts in the lowest range car and ends in the highest range car😂😂😂

  42. LFOVCF
    4 dagen geleden

    Electric cars need to come with a permanent prescription of Beta blockers.

  43. LFOVCF
    4 dagen geleden

    So OK to use a walkie talkie but not a mobile? Noted.

  44. Johnny Hollis
    Johnny Hollis
    4 dagen geleden

    Interesting test but lets face it the range on all these farty little cars is pitiful. They are going to have to get a lot better than that for me to even think about realistically taking one on. Then there's the hunting the charge station frustrations. Not for me at the moment!

  45. Thijs Kennis
    Thijs Kennis
    4 dagen geleden

    "I've come from London" "Oh God!" - The most geniune reaction ever.

  46. Peter Sykes
    Peter Sykes
    4 dagen geleden

    The 0-60 is so relevant to driving around a town..

  47. Steve Schainost
    Steve Schainost
    4 dagen geleden

    repeat this in 5 years in the winter.

  48. melvin carter jr
    melvin carter jr
    5 dagen geleden

    I want an electric car just to go to town :) I live in the woods 17 miles from groceries :) But still have my trucks and gas hogs LOLOLOL !!

  49. Parichay Kalkal
    Parichay Kalkal
    5 dagen geleden

    I need a car but i live in Australia

  50. SnowCold
    5 dagen geleden

    I really like the honda, really looks like some of its much older models

  51. ETC Flyers
    ETC Flyers
    5 dagen geleden

    Nice to see VW also makes crappy electrics to match their gas lemons

  52. taster321
    5 dagen geleden

    The Anxiety of not getting home in time...the similarity between an EV car and Diarrhea.

  53. Ken Heaslett
    Ken Heaslett
    5 dagen geleden

    these are fine for tiny people... i am 6'4" tall . i do not fit in these toy cars !!!

  54. Sajjad Ali
    Sajjad Ali
    5 dagen geleden

    Do crash test with these EV 🤷

  55. The Jag Vloggers
    The Jag Vloggers
    5 dagen geleden

    Who else noticed the Maclaren in the background at 17:09 😱?

  56. Muff Diver
    Muff Diver
    5 dagen geleden

    LOL what trash !!!!! why don't you figure out how much fossil fuel it takes to recharge them and how destructive to the planet the battery manufacturing cost ???????????

  57. Devasena Reddy
    Devasena Reddy
    5 dagen geleden

    Does anyone remember the 80s Honda city I think Honda did a tribute for that with the Honda e I mean look at both of the cars side by side they are so similar for example the round headlights

  58. FFM0594
    5 dagen geleden

    Is the law being broken by him using a hand-held device while driving?

  59. Fraser McBurney
    Fraser McBurney
    6 dagen geleden


  60. Jeannine Cathcart
    Jeannine Cathcart
    6 dagen geleden

    I never heard of a Zoe car...it's not sold in USA.

  61. Karl Chan
    Karl Chan
    6 dagen geleden

    Amazing 👍😂 first time seeing multiple battery drain in 1 video 🤣🤣👍

  62. Dagwood Singleton
    Dagwood Singleton
    6 dagen geleden

    Where’s the trucks? We pull boats and trailers.

  63. Reub Prue
    Reub Prue
    6 dagen geleden

    Ride along with me while I talk, non stop for 35 minutes. Jesus dude, you talk more than a woman!

  64. Jules Jules
    Jules Jules
    6 dagen geleden

    Top Zoé

  65. bbrock1981
    6 dagen geleden

    It´s a bloody french car lol !!!

  66. James Brown
    James Brown
    7 dagen geleden

    Interesting experiment. I think the Clarkson era TopGear did the same with combustion cars. Maybe Carwow should do a combustion car version too. Admittedly not as exciting. But it's the same principle: Drive until you run out of fuel.

    7 dagen geleden

    At 8:10 i have visited that gas station

  68. Steve Higgins
    Steve Higgins
    7 dagen geleden

    You guys broke so many laws ha ha..... Viva Anarchy!!!

  69. highdownmartin
    7 dagen geleden

    Drop the temperature to 15 degrees Celsius and get different results. Do the same test again in two years on the same battery packs and get different results. Throw in a few traffic jams, and get different results. Add in a windy day and get...... blah blah blah

  70. Rvgerwen
    7 dagen geleden

    Keep electric in home appliances

  71. Graham Thornhill
    Graham Thornhill
    7 dagen geleden

    Good start but you needed then to put a meter on the input side of the charger and see how how many kWh it took to charge, then repeat the drive exercise to check the actual kWh/kM. Then you need to repeat in 3 years time. Then we would have some actual figures to calculate from.

  72. Paul Davies
    Paul Davies
    7 dagen geleden

    he should be prosecuted for using a mobile phone.

  73. kingdom music
    kingdom music
    7 dagen geleden

    It will happen without any warning , not one , in an instant , catching people off guard just like God always does, ie the flood , sodom and gomorrah ~ a rude awakening . No one knows the exact day or hour the rapture will happen is a certainty and The rapture will happen without a doubt, but there will be a revival NOW in the USA and worldwide FIRST which is what this is leading to now, many many souls turning to Christ Jesus for sure . THEN the rapture will happen after this when the last soul is brought in to Christ Jesus' protection . we are in the last days for sure( and yes a few years converts to hours and goes by quickly , and the rapture is highly likely to happen ANYTIME within the next several years OR MAYBE EVEN LESS , 3-5 years Max OR LESS If that , but no more , due to the time table has run out for Gods plan on gentile christians according to > all time lines< , references of biblical events, weather catastrophes, wars etc jewish variables ie third temple construction , red heifers being born , sacrifices starting soon etc. THE RAPTURE CAN HAPPEN NOW at ANY TIME make no mistake !! . Anywhere between 2021 -2027 the rapture can happen . The True Church of Christ Jesus will be GONE! Christ taking the Church Out of the earth is closer than many even believe . And when many millions disappear without a trace, aunts uncles friends etc what will you say then because it will happen ? Please awake to Christ Jesus which is the ONLY hope NOW and dont let yourself find out it IS all true later when its too late ...for anyone who sees this and doesnt know what to do please If you havent given your life and heart to Christ Jesus you will have REAL BIG problems way bigger than any problems you have Ever had If you are left here on earth after the Rapture . After the Rapture The USA , Worldwide , will face More evils , Inner city chaos, firearm wars etc etc ,power and water , food shortages etctec than it Has EVER been seen Before and you surely dont want to be Here then . We Have Time NOW to change , please seek Christ Jesus while there is still time to save ! no one knows the day or hour of the rapture ,But the rapture will start out just like any other day .....The Rapture will Take Place In the day In Broad daylight, sunny day , In an Instant FLASH without ANY warning , and there will be peoples Driver Ids, wallets found in various parking lots , Purses bill folds Found at work etc etc with NO explanation , and People VANISHING so No One can refute it has taken place. .The Rapture Will Take place But we may have several years left but not many more , as many are turning to Jesus and this revival taking place and many still being brought into the Glorious kingdom of Jesus and Until the last soul is accounted for , is all that is preventing the rapture from happening. We are close , Several years goes by quickly so we are very close !romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. And The antichrist is for Israel , the jews revealing NOT for the Church , and does not have to be revealed first before the rapture as many christians believe . there is nothing holding the rapture from happening Now. The antichrist is for the jews NOT the church which is the restrainer holding back the antichrist from being revealed . The church will Be GONE Before the antichrist is revealed . The church will Not even Need to know who the antichrist is as Its for only the jews , as Gods plan switches back to them once the true church believers are Gone. 2 thesss 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.8 And >then< shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

  74. George Smart
    George Smart
    7 dagen geleden

    Wayy too many adverts in this video!

  75. death bystereo
    death bystereo
    8 dagen geleden

    Until They get these cars up to 500 miles I’m not interested

  76. Kyle Davis
    Kyle Davis
    8 dagen geleden

    I know they don't sell them anymore, but it would've been nice if you included the vw e golf since we can't obtain a vw up stateside

  77. Garth Skitt
    Garth Skitt
    8 dagen geleden

    Can anybody tell me why do theses idiots use the head lights on these cars when they are testing them to see how far they can go on a full charge

  78. Tim Shelby
    Tim Shelby
    8 dagen geleden

    Still like the Honda . Can't get them here.

  79. John Suffill
    John Suffill
    8 dagen geleden

    Electric cars are all well and good for urban driving, but for long distances they suck more than a cheap New York hooker. If we (in the UK) are going to go electric, we will need charging points on every street where there is no off-the-road parking, and service stations bigger than supermarket car-parks. Oh, and batteries that can be charged fully in less then 8 hours. Until then, I'll stick with my petrol car which can be refuelled in less than 5 minutes, and use my mobility scooter (yes I am disabled) for local travel. And don't forget the ecological damage caused by mining all the stuff you need in those ecologically sound electric cars....

  80. Craig
    9 dagen geleden

    Hi, good video, is there a cost a to recharge at a station? And what is the cost for a full charge, also what is the cost per kilometer/mile. What is full charge time

    9 dagen geleden

    Why does the Honda have shift padels?

  82. Jy Jym
    Jy Jym
    9 dagen geleden

    Anyone who buys that crap are real suckers .

  83. Charles The boy
    Charles The boy
    9 dagen geleden

    Matt Watson from supermega?

  84. Jung K
    Jung K
    9 dagen geleden

    2:43 then you look at the front :)

  85. Proto Edwardian
    Proto Edwardian
    9 dagen geleden

    We should get Renalt and Possut into the US. More affordable alternative to stiff Mini and not so impressive VW.

  86. Kleon Causapin
    Kleon Causapin
    10 dagen geleden

    My vote is the mini cooper

  87. Deep Bisht
    Deep Bisht
    10 dagen geleden

    Try TATA Nexon EV

  88. Andy harpist
    Andy harpist
    10 dagen geleden

    Let's do another test! "On a busy smart motorway. No hard shoulder. Battery stops dead. "

  89. ybliga
    10 dagen geleden

    Now repeat this test with an outside temperature of zero degrees or colder. You will find your range is drastically reduced but worse still, they will take twice as long to charge and simply won't take a full charge. Electric cars are not quite there yet . . . . . .

  90. Andrew Carroll
    Andrew Carroll
    10 dagen geleden

    Using the phone while driving. These guys are a joke.

  91. zappatx
    11 dagen geleden

    No Skoda?? ;)

  92. Landor Emick
    Landor Emick
    11 dagen geleden

    So much bullshine about electric cars. They ain't eco friendly.

  93. StuTheBru me
    StuTheBru me
    11 dagen geleden

    The UK government is to review the potential hazards that electric cars can pose. Concerns relate to how electric cars can be moved when they breakdown-Towing an electric car when it’s off can cause damage to the expensive electric motors, as well as other components-The vehicle should not be towed on all four wheels and should not be recovered with the front or rear wheels suspended. Doing so can result in serious damage to the vehicle

  94. StuTheBru me
    StuTheBru me
    11 dagen geleden

    all them things to go wrong ,so no mirror to save a few inches of drag .. no thanks

  95. StuTheBru me
    StuTheBru me
    11 dagen geleden

    ive had cars 32 years,but always over 10 year old as im poor..how good will the batteries be at 10+ years old..all this is silly considering Climate change view has been proven rubbish

  96. Jayden van Vliet
    Jayden van Vliet
    11 dagen geleden

    nederland zijn we toch

    11 dagen geleden


  98. Sam Bennet
    Sam Bennet
    11 dagen geleden

    I don’t think I could live with the anxiety of owning an electric car, even if I could afford one.

  99. Fred Carr
    Fred Carr
    11 dagen geleden

    Drive these vehicles during the winter in Ontario, Canada and you will see how little distance you will get before being out of juice. They are only good for running around a city.

  100. rsrfm24
    11 dagen geleden

    The cost to buy an electric car is crazy money....pay a lot for a lot less driving.Great saving the planet I suppose !Older generation comes to the rescue!!!! 👏👍