Electric cars finally rolled into Singapore with the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric in April and the Renault Zoe the following month. They are the only fully electric cars to be sold here for now. How do they fare in terms of range performance and which car can make a long-distance journey on a single charge? The Straits Times puts both rides to the test during a road trip to Melaka.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric faced an uphill task from the start. While the sedan has a range of 280km on paper, its real-life mileage is barely 220km, while the Renault Zoe claims to have a real-world range of 320km.