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Tiny Electric Car Named Worst Car Ever By Experts

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Tiny Electric Car Named Worst Car Ever By Experts

A teeny electric car has been named the 'worst car ever' by car experts Auto Express.

The Reva G-Wiz (no, I've never heard of it either) earned itself the unenviable title of worst motor ever to be made.

The Indian-built G-Wiz were produced between 2001 and 2012 and were actually the best-selling electric car in the world up to 2009, according to Auto Express.

However, the team at Auto Express do not hold back when it comes to listing the car's various faults - kicking off they say it'll 'earn you zero street cred' before going on to blast its 'awkward' looks.

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The G-Wiz is then slated for having 'the performance of a sleepy vole and the structural integrity of your slippers'.

And while its design leaves a lot to be desired, Auto Express say its main problem was 'the comparative lack of safety it delivered'.

David Cameron photographed with G-Wiz back in 2006. Credit: PA
David Cameron photographed with G-Wiz back in 2006. Credit: PA

The report goes on: "It was only after 2008 that it had any semblance of a crash structure, developed with the help of Lotus, but even then, the G-Wiz was a potential rolling coffin at any speed over 30mph - a motorbike may be unsafe, but at least you have the option of stepping off to avoid an accident, with the G-Wiz, you're stuck."

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Yikes - probably one to avoid then, yeah?

The mini-motors have a top speed of just 50mph and are technically classed as a quadricycle in the UK, meaning anyone who had passed their CBT motorcycle test would be able to get behind the wheel, should they fancy it.

It takes around eight hours to charge and can be plugged directly into a standard, household power socket.

Well, that seems handy at least.

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According to the Daily Mail, there's still 228 of these licensed in the UK and 176 with a Statutory Off Road Notification.

Meanwhile, Auto Express gave the second worst car title to the Austin Allegro which was launched in 1973 and had the nickname 'All Aggro' because of their tendency to fall apart.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

While third place went to the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, which Auto Express claims had poor build quality and handling.

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Topics: Interesting, Weird, Cars

Claire Reid
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