Electric car is branded worst motor ever as experts reveal ten most useless vehicles of all time

An electric car has topped the list compiled by experts of the worst motors ever invented. 

The Reva G-Wiz has the ‘performance of a sleepy vole’ and ‘the structural integrity of your slippers’ according to Auto Express

The Indian built model, which qualifies as a quadricycle in the UK, was made between 2001 and 2012 at Reva’s factory in Bangalore. The company has since been renamed Mahindra Electric. 

The Reva G-Wiz has the ‘performance of a sleepy vole’ and ‘the structural integrity of your slippers’ according to Auto Express .

It beat some of the classics to the number one spot including the Austin Allegro, the Morris Marina, the Chrysler PT Cruiser and Del Boy’s Reliant Robin

The list also includes familiar 70s and 80s bangers such as the Rover CityRover, the SsangYong Rodius, the FSO Polonez and the convertible version of the Nissan Micra. 

Reaching a top speed of 50mph, the Reva G-Wiz can be driven by drivers who have passed their CBT motorcycle test, and 16-year-olds can also get behind the wheel. 

The car is fuelled by plugging it directly into a standard domestic power socket. It takes around eight hours for the car to fully recharge.   

The cars have a range of 48 miles with lead acid batteries, and up to 120km with lithium batteries.   

But, Auto Express said the car will give its driver ‘zero street cred when compared to anything you can ride on two wheels.’   

‘The bug-eyed front end and tall, flat panes of window glass make it look awkward, while the variety of crooked shut lines on every model and mismatching paint finishes meant no two cars left the factory looking the same,’ the review reads. 

‘If you were really unlucky, the G-Wiz would leave enough of a gap between the bodywork and doors to let the rain in, too.

 ‘Reva claimed that there was room for two adults and two kids inside, but you’d be packed in like sardines and the electric motor would probably succumb to the challenge of hauling the extra weight. 

The Austin Allegro was pipped to the post for the top spot by the Reva G-Wiz

The Austin Allegro was pipped to the post for the top spot by the Reva G-Wiz

The Austin Allegro was pipped to the post for the top spot by the Reva G-Wiz

The experts named the Chrysler PT Cruiser 'a ghastly chunk of retro automotive'

The experts named the Chrysler PT Cruiser 'a ghastly chunk of retro automotive'

The experts named the Chrysler PT Cruiser ‘a ghastly chunk of retro automotive’

The Rover City Rover was launched in 2003 as a version of the Indian developed Tata Indica

The Rover City Rover was launched in 2003 as a version of the Indian developed Tata Indica

The Rover City Rover was launched in 2003 as a version of the Indian developed Tata Indica

The Morris Marina was manufactured by the Austin-Morris from 1971 until 1980

The Morris Marina was manufactured by the Austin-Morris from 1971 until 1980

The Morris Marina was manufactured by the Austin-Morris from 1971 until 1980

‘The original DC motor boasted a heady 13kW of power, which is about as much as you’ll get from the average starter motor today, although as the basic G-Wiz weighs around 600kg, the electric motor could just about cope with one person on board.’

According to latest figures, there are 228 licensed cars left in the UK, and 176 with a SORN. 

Registrations of the car peaked in 2007 when it was first released but quickly plummeted. Since 2012, no registrations of the car have been recorded.  

The Robin Reliant is best known as Del Boy's car from Only Fools and Horses

The Robin Reliant is best known as Del Boy's car from Only Fools and Horses

The Robin Reliant is best known as Del Boy’s car from Only Fools and Horses

The Polonez went on to become one of the most popular cars in Poland in the 90s

The Polonez went on to become one of the most popular cars in Poland in the 90s

The Polonez went on to become one of the most popular cars in Poland in the 90s 

Vauxhall launched the Frontera in late 1991 as an answer to growing demand for 4X4s

Vauxhall launched the Frontera in late 1991 as an answer to growing demand for 4X4s

Vauxhall launched the Frontera in late 1991 as an answer to growing demand for 4X4s 

The C3 Pluriel was introduced in July 2003, offered with a choice of a 1.4 or 1.6 L petrol engine

The C3 Pluriel was introduced in July 2003, offered with a choice of a 1.4 or 1.6 L petrol engine

The C3 Pluriel was introduced in July 2003, offered with a choice of a 1.4 or 1.6 L petrol engine

The experts go on to name the Chrysler PT Cruiser ‘a ghastly chunk of retro automotive’ and the SsangYong Rodius as ‘one of the oddest looking machines of the modern era’. 

 MailOnline has contacted Mahindra Electric for comment. 

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