Had my first drive of an EV as my car was in for service and I was handed the keys to a Mini Electric.
“Engine” braking was the first thing I noticed - lifting off the accelerator pedal is like pushing a brake pedal quite hard. With a bit of anticipation you can drive with one pedal. This is helped by a lack of “creep” function meaning if you come off the accelerator the car will ultimately stop.
Incredibly accelerative between 0-45. Can nip out of junctions and into gaps that a normal car would not manage without causing someone to brake for you. At higher speeds like accelerating from 45-70 on a slip road I believe my petrol car (Mini Cooper S) is faster.
Definitely not boring as some say, a totally different kind of driving yes but not a boring one.
My (2019) petrol car felt old-fashioned after driving the (2022) EV. My car felt closer to a (1959) Austin Healey I once drove than it did to the EV despite there being 60 years between the former and only 3 years between the latter.
I prefer my petrol car, but not turned off by the idea of an EV.
Wondering how this correlates with others’ initial experiences? 😀