Electric vehicles are getting faster and faster day by day. Names like Tesla, Rimac, Lucid and Porsche are all vying to make the fastest and fastest battery-powered vehicles, showing the world that the electric vehicle industry has come a long way from slow golf karts.
But not all electric vehicles are fast. In fact, there are several types of urban mobility transport that are purely electric, and four of them compete for straight-line speed, thanks to the UK. Which car.
In this drag race, it’s a match between Citroën Ami, Estrima Biro, Scooterpac Cabin Car and Sinclair C5.
At this point, we know the Citroën Ami very well. It is a two-seater quadricycle available for rental in the United States through Stellantis and Free2Move. Its 5.5 kWh battery capacity can extract about 40 miles from the 485-kilogram (1,069-pound) mini EV, powered by an electric motor that produces a measly 8 hp. Despite those paltry numbers, it has a My Ami Buggy version that sold out within minutes when it launched last month.
Meanwhile, Italian Estrima Biro is similar to the Ami in terms of top speed despite having half the power of its electric motor. It is also lighter at 350 kg (772 lb).
Interestingly, the aforementioned vehicles above are the fastest of the bunch, and yet the next two are the most exciting rivalry.
Although it’s the oldest of the four vehicles here, the Sinclair C5 isn’t the slowest with a top speed of 15 miles per hour (24 kilometers per hour). That distinction goes to the Scooterpac Cabin Car, which is a mobility scooter that weighs just 178 kg (392 lb) and has a top speed of 8 mph (13 km/h) when in stock.
Although we always ask who was the fastest in a particular drag race, we beg to differ this time. Which do you think was the slowest? Watch the video at the top of this page to find out.