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[NEWS] Ora Funky Cat 2023 long-term test

Ora Funky Cat 2023 long-term test

Ora Funky Cat at the SMMT drive day

It had so much potential when it arrived. Did it fulfil any of it? Our final report tells all...

Why we ran it:  Ora is one of a number of Chinese EV brands hoping to make it big in Europe. Does the Funky Cat, its first model, land on its feet?

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Life with an Ora Funky Cat: Month 6

It had so much potential when it arrived. Did it fulfil any of it? Our final report tells all -5 July

Three years ago, my family said goodbye to our beloved cat Ferris. A local celebrity and utter divo, he was a simple creature who liked two things: sleeping and eating. Affectionate old thing, too, and charismatic. Anyway, his departure (after 16 very sedentary years) springs to mind now that I’m saying goodbye to another cat that’s been a big part of my life. Because it struck me that he and our Funky Cat weren’t all that different in terms of their most distinctive attributes.

Take Ferris’s aversion to exploration. Far more content to lounge around on the dining table than venture even two gardens over in pursuit of mice, he had what you might refer to as a unique case of feline range anxiety. You see where I’m going with this, perhaps.

It’s not that the Funky Cat offers a particularly sub-par official range (193 miles on the WLTP cycle is respectable from 45.4kWh), but when the Renault Zoe touts 238 miles for the same price and the MG 4 EV 218 miles for £27k, it’s difficult to paint it as a particularly competitive proposition, particularly given it can only charge at up to 62kWh (a claimed maximum rate we never saw).

It was only as the temperature climbed towards summer that the indicated range even approached that headline figure. More often than not, I’d leave the house with around 170 miles showing, and a prolonged period on the motorway would bring that down to nearer 130. Ferris was a summer cat too, incidentally. The decking is still slightly discoloured in the spot where he used to sunbathe.

One last such comparison, if you don’t mind, because he was outrageously lazy, and as stiffness crept in with age, he became characterised by his inagility. I won’t go so far as to say the Ora was similarly immobile, but I had rather hoped its squat proportions and urban-oriented conception might make it a blast to hurl along tight, twisting side streets and a cinch to whip into narrow spaces.

Alas, it was not to be. The Funky Cat’s laughably large turning circle – 11.25m, bigger than that of a Nissan Qashqai – made it far more difficult to negotiate clogged car parks and suchlike than it should be for a relatively small hatchback. A chassis geared more towards providing a cushy primary ride (a standout strength of the Ora, it must be said) meant it was not particularly fun to chuck into corners, either, and the relatively lazy delivery of its front-mounted motor prevented it from displaying any vim or vigour when accelerating away from the lights.

But each of those gripes pales into insignificance when stacked against the Funky Cat’s inherently compromised infotainment system, which combined counterintuitively arranged menus with aggravatingly small touch icons, poorly designed display screens and lethargic response times to ensure each journey started on a sour note. It was irritating enough that the terribly behaved driver aids defaulted to on every time I started the car and the radio player rarely told me what was… playing on the radio, but I took exceptional issue with the inaudibility and inutility of the creepy, driver-monitoring chatbot, and the glitchiness of the screen itself.

When I drove the Funky Cat for the first time in November last year, I forgave some of these shortcomings on the basis that Apple CarPlay was due to be added in the early stages of 2023, making the factory-fit infotainment all but redundant. But this didn’t happen during my time with the car, so I had to endure some truly terrible radio programmes, use my phone (locked and out of sight) as an audio-only sat-nav, and miss more than a few important calls and texts while at the wheel – which felt like an inconvenience of days gone by.

Eventually being able to offer Funky Cat buyers smartphone mirroring and other such niceties will be key to broadening its appeal. But more crucial will be providing a wider array of specifications. It is currently available in just one trim with a 45.4kWh battery, but a new range-topper is set to arrive later with a 59kWh unit, and a raft of new options are on the cards, such as a sunroof, heated seats and front parking sensors – all things our car would have benefited from.

But the inherent dynamic shortcomings of the Funky Cat’s aptly named LEMON architecture, its rubbish infotainment system and its sub-par practicality credentials mean the love it/loathe it column below is somewhat bottom-heavy on this occasion. There are some properly impressive electric cars coming out of China right now, and some shockingly well-rounded and good-value small cars have wowed our testers recently. The Funky Cat, as it turns out, is neither – and your £31,995 is much better spent elsewhere.

That said, individualism remains hard to come by at this price point, so if you like your car to serve as a quirky conversation starter as much as an A-B runaround, the Funky Cat wins points for its unique interior and curious exterior design. But you know what they say about curiosity.

Second Opinion

The Funky Cat is an intriguing thing. It’s a breath of fresh air in a class of wind-tunnel-derived small EVs, with a stop-and-stare look (inside and out) worthy of its ‘funky’ name. But it also lacks any sort of driving refinement and doesn’t back up the promise of its design. A real pity.

Will Rimell 

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Love it:

It's charming, man A welcome departure from aggressive design cues, with some fun Easter eggs built in.

Soft cell It doesn’t suffer from the same jittery urban ride as many other small battery cars.

Loathe it:

Virtually unbearable If I never again meet a digital assistant as unhelpful as Ora’s, the AI age will be all right.

Charged with indecency It didn’t get on with several public chargers and was slow to top up at the ones it did like.

Funk but no trunk Dog walks, airport runs, furniture collection – no errand was easy with this tiny boot.

Final mileage: 3680

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Life with an Ora Funky Cat: Month 5

Cat stuck in a (Brain) tree? Ora’s dealers will be happy to help - 21 June 

So far, Ora has opened nine UK dealerships in partnership with various franchises in several key locations – although none particularly close to my place in west London, as I discovered when I decided to sample the Ora dealership experience for myself.

Bristol and Braintree were my two closest options, and given that a trip to the latter was doable on one charge, the only way was Essex.

This site is run by Lookers, which has repurposed part of its expansive Ford dealership to give Ora a decent-sized showroom and service facility that will play a key role not just in pure revenue generation for the fledgling brand but also in increasing visibility.

I imagine that the assortment of brightly coloured, quirkily styled Ora Funky Cats at the side of the busy B1256 is a pretty effective marketing tool in its own right, but sales manager Jay Pedder is keen that his team’s warm approach to developing customer relationships will also foster a word-of-mouth communications campaign driven by early adopters.

“People who drive it love it,” he says, and when curious potential customers walk in wanting to know more, “we tell them a little bit about the history of the car and how [Ora parent company] GWM is one of the biggest Chinese brands. And then we go through the specification and do a proper walkaround of the vehicle, because we find when we mystery-shop at other dealers that a lot of them ‘tell-sell’. They say: ‘The car has this, this, this and that… Do you want to go for a drive?’”

Pedder believes that, especially with a new brand, it’s important to tear people away from spec sheets and online reviews and let them experience the car itself.

“I still feel that people should come in and see the car physically – sit in it, touch it, talk to someone about it, because they’re going to learn more about the car,” he says. “I wouldn’t order a pair of trainers without going into a shop and trying them on.”

Plus, getting potential customers into the dealership means they can gain a better understanding of how the ownership experience will be.

“It’s not just about seeing the car,” says Pedder, “it’s also about seeing the showroom, introducing them to the service department – ‘this is who will be looking after your car’. You’re going to have a voice and a face you can actually speak to, rather than just talking to someone online who doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”

One customer’s Funky Cat is in for a small fix, and even though he didn’t buy it from the Braintree site, Pedder has lent him a demonstrator car for a week – a goodwill gesture that will leave a pleasant taste in the mouth. Plus, “he’s got friends, he’s got family. If he can say we looked after him and gave him really good service, he will tell his friends and so forth.”

Certainly I was well looked after, with a coffee and a top-up for my Funky Cat while we chatted, and left feeling like I had popped into the local village shop and caught up with some friendly neighbours. A far cry from learning about a car entirely online and visiting a larger manufacturer’s soulless, shining megaplex to sign on the dotted line and drive away slightly unsure about what I’ve just bought.

It’s reassuring that a friendly, human-centric approach to car retail can still work, and as I enter the final weeks with my Funky Cat, I have a new-found desire to see Ora succeed in the UK – even if its cars aren’t quite there yet.

Love it:

Alloy insurance Mirror-mounted cameras give a good view of the kerb when you indicate, minimising the risk of your Cat getting rim rash

Loathe it:

Dude, where's my car play?

Grr, still no Apple CarPlay! My partner is getting sick (literally) of being chief navigator (Waze operator) for every journey.

Mileage: 3530

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Not quite enough room to swing a dog... - 7 June

The curse of the tiny, odd-shape boot strikes again. Not a new instalment of Harry Potter but a theme of my time with the Funky Cat. I can’t take Howard the Goldendoodle in the car without removing his head (although Daphne the Schnauzer just about fits under the parcel shelf) and I had to fold down the rear seats to take just one suitcase to the airport

Mileage: 3450

Life with an Ora Funky Cat: Month 4

Just one teensy part can stop a whole machine from working - 24 May

Strange. I can’t get this 50kW CCS plug into the Funky Cat’s charging port. Let’s try the 43kW Type 2. Nope, same problem: it goes 90% of the way in but doesn’t clunk into place and the charger then can’t communicate with the car. This is frustrating.

We’ve already wasted half an hour of a glorious Sunday afternoon looking for a charger, fruitlessly trying to scrabble together enough electrons for a half-lap of the M25, and my patience is running thin by this point. Best I don’t quote my reaction verbatim here.

My partner, more level-headed than me and clearly less personally invested in the situation, having been scrolling through Instagram for the previous 10 minutes, takes a calmer and more logical approach.

I hadn’t even considered Googling, assuming the Funky Cat’s newness and rarity meant the forums were unlikely to be a goldmine of helpful information from experienced owners. But as luck would have it, some poor soul had recently been in this very boat – and in much more perilous circumstances.

“Urgent help needed,” reads the post she found on an EV forum. “I’m on holiday in Cornwall and the pin inside the charging portal seems to be locked, so I can’t fully connect any charger. It usually displaces into the hole in the charging cable when pushed in. I need to go home on Wednesday and cannot charge!”

Immediately the prospect of me being a bit late for a family barbecue seems slightly more trivial.

Anyway, this is brilliant intel. Armed with this knowledge, we aim our phone torches into the port and spy the offending pin – an offensively tiny part, considering the amount of hassle it’s causing.

One commenter on the forum had suggested disconnecting the 12V battery to reset the system and clear any bugs, but I’m loath to do that because I don’t want to restore all the settings to their factory defaults and my 14mm socket is at home, by now a 20-minute walk away.

Happily, another comment directs us to an unassuming loop of yellow wire inside the front wing, which turns out to be a manual release for the cable locking mechanism. Clearly, someone at Great Wall foresaw this scenario… A minute later, we’ve got the 50kW CCS plug attached and all is well with the world.

Or at least it is until I return more than an hour later and the battery is at 65% – far less than it should be and barely enough for the short-legged Cat to do our 100-mile round trip.

Thankfully, a couple of hours on a three-pin a bit later gives us enough to get home, but the whole experience leaves a sour taste.

Living with a short-range EV in London is frustrating enough when the urban charging network is so poorly developed and unreliable, and it’s nigh-on infuriating when the car itself won’t cooperate.

Love it:

Virtual views 

Mirror-mounted cameras are a boon when parking and negotiating tight spaces, and the CGI 360deg view lends a hint of tech appeal.

Loathe it:


“ACC activated. Please pay attention to the road,” blurts my favourite digital assistant loudly when I set the cruise control. Every. Single. Time.

Mileage: 3300

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They say it means good luck... - 10 May 

Absolutely cracking aim from what I can only assume is London’s biggest pigeon. I’d be even more impressed had I not washed the Funky Cat 12 hours earlier and if the muck hadn’t found its way right into the hinge of the charging flap. My local Ubitricity lamp-post charger is making life with the short-range Ora much easier, but I do wish it wasn’t underneath an enormous birch tree. 


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Life with an Ora Funky Cat: Month 3

Stand by for an Autocar first: Ora takes on Ssangyong in a twin test tussle - 26 April

I have been doing some cross-shopping. Checking out the competition, if you will.

It’s hard to know exactly how you approach that as a prospective Ora Funky Cat buyer, because it’s ostensibly a premium electric hatchback, but it’s not that expensive in the grand scheme of things, isn’t overly competitive in raw statistical terms and comes from an unfamiliar brand. Every conceivable rival seems to differ in at least one core respect.

So I’ve taken the simple approach: find an EV that’s at least comparable on price, drive both cars for a day and arrive at a definitive victor. A twin test, if you like. Very original… but cars like the Ora don’t often get the honour of starring in a glittery showdown in Autocar, so let’s try it.

The competition here is not the obvious contender, standing taller and being positioned differently – but as a lesser-known, five-seat electric car with a circa-200-mile range and a starting price just north of £30,000, the Ssangyong Korando E-Motion (obligingly provided by long-term test car custodian Jack Warrick) could actually be one of the Ora’s closest rivals.

There are more obvious comparisons, of course, such as the MG 4, Cupra Born and Mazda MX-30, but this could be the first Ssangyong versus Ora twin test you’ve ever read. Who’d have thunk it?!

You need only look at the two side by side to determine which is the more useful car in raw utility terms. Not only does the Ssangyong have more leg and elbow room in each row, but it also offers far better visibility at all four corners and has a 551-litre boot – cavernous in comparison to the piddly thimble the Funky Cat offers. 

The advantage is less clear-cut with range per charge, because the Korando’s 211-mile WLTP figure doesn’t exactly set the world alight and is only slightly better than the Cat’s 193 miles. But it can charge at 100kW, which means it’ll be whizzing away from the chargers and off into the sunset while the Cat slowly laps up electrons at a mere 64kW. That said, though, the day before I tried the Ssangyong, Warrick advised me that a charging flap fault had stranded him in a car park for six hours the previous day, and I can’t say I’ve had the same experience with the Ora – yet…

The Korando may be a bigger and more obviously useful proposition, then, but it’s definitely more on a par with its Chinese rival when it comes to playing The Irritation Game. This is nothing to do with Benedict Cumberbatch, but a crucial test to which I subject each test car in the first few miles we spend together: just how long will it be before I find a feature that really riles me up?

The Ora is one of the best players I’ve yet encountered. It was mere minutes after taking delivery that its ‘helpful’ AI assistant’s insistent warnings had me quivering with rage. “Please brake,” she says softly if someone brakes four miles ahead. “Don’t get distracted!” she advises if I yawn, cough or gaze for more than two seconds at an interesting bird at the side of the road. I keep meaning to put some electrical tape over the in-car camera.

The Korando isn’t quite so loquacious, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less frustrating to rub along with. “Bing, bang, bong, you’re doing something wrong,” it implies tunefully with its repeated warning chimes, which are as distracting and grating as they are unhelpful. Because even though this occurred several times in my time with the car, I didn’t once work out what it was, er… bonging on about.

The Korean claims back its edge (as expected) when it comes to the fitness for purpose of its infotainment. While a touch rudimentary compared with the likes of Hyundai and Volvo, the Korando’s interfaces are clear, intuitive and agreeably quick to navigate because everything is roughly where you’d expect it to be. Conversely, the Ora’s tiny touch controls and illogically arranged menus make on-the-move adjustments a near-impossibility, and some truly baffling quirks suggest that more needs to be done to make this car cater to a UK audience.

The radio frequencies are all listed in megahertz, for example, and the ‘now playing’ scroller seems to only show the song that was on when you started the car. These might seem like minor gripes, but they really do add up.

Still, chances are, if you’re in the market for a Funky Cat in the first place, none of the above comparisons will have any tangible influence on whether you go through with the purchase. It’s the sort of car you buy with your heart, not your head, because while it may not make outright sense on paper (and there are several cars at this price point that do), you can’t help being taken in by its puppy-dog eyes and charismatic conception.

The Korando can’t come close for kerb appeal, verging much more overtly towards the ‘A-to-B appliance’ end of the spectrum, and certainly it seems to elicit fewer smiles and smartphone snaps than the cheerier red car. Plus, while neither makes any discernible effort to provide an engaging driving experience, the Funky Cat gives little away to the SUV in terms of high- and low-speed refinement, manoeuvrability and usable pace.

You might argue this was a twin test that didn’t need staging, but as the affordable electric car parc diversifies, and an avalanche of new arrivals vie for your consideration on a weekly basis, it pays to at least run the numbers on these underdogs. There’s no real winner in this case, because the two are as disparate in conception as they are close in specification, but that the Ora came away without two black eyes is cause for celebration. Long live the happy little car.

Like it

Softly, softly

It’s no dynamic demon, but the Funky Cat’s thick tyres and nicely damped suspension do a good job of ironing out the UK’s crumpled roads.

Loathe it

Bad Apple

Ora has still yet to introduce Apple CarPlay via a promised over-the-air update and I hadn’t expected to miss it this much.

Mileage: 2900

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Stop! - 12 April 

I’ve yet to meet a forward collision prevention system I don’t despise, but the Ora’s is especially irritating. Even in stop-start traffic at sub-5mph, it’s perpetually convinced that I’m going to floor it into the boot of the car in front. And its softly spoken request that I “please brake” doesn’t carry as much urgency as might be appropriate if I were actually about to have a smash.

Mileage: 2580

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Life with an Ora Funky Cat: Month 2

Is the EV growing on us? Well, that’s a matter of perspective - 29 March

I recently shared the above photo on Twitter because I was struck by just how massive the Funky Cat looks when parked next to a pair of (what we used to think of as) big family cars.

This is ostensibly a small hatchback, and indeed we consider it a close rival to the likes of the MG 4 and even the much smaller Fiat 500 and Mini Electric. But it’s only next to a Range Rover Evoque that its swollen proportions become obvious, and this made me stop and think: why is such a big car so limited in terms of functionality?

Indeed, here’s one of several dumbfounded replies to my tweet: “Wow, there was me thinking they were Fiat 500-sized! Why’s the battery so small then?”

Good point: a usable capacity of 45kWh makes the Cat’s battery a good deal smaller than that of the latest Peugeot e-208, and this despite our car having 110mm of extra space between the axles and standing 60mm wider. Surely a larger power pack could have been crammed into this floorplan? Clearly keeping the centre of gravity low wasn’t a priority – just look how close the Cat’s roofline is to the top of the Range Rover!

As it happens, I had plenty of time to ponder all this as I nursed the car from Gatwick airport to my flat near Heathrow airport (thanks, British Airways schedule cuts). The Cat had only 60 miles showing when I landed back in England, 50 miles from home. Too close for comfort. Having not planned properly, I was dismayed to discover that Gridserve’s exciting new charging forecourt at the entrance to the South Terminal had yet to open and so resigned myself to steering clear of the motorway and taking the slow, suburban way home, and staying below 50mph to eke out every last mile of range.

Heater off, Eco+ mode activated and teeth grinding, I watched red-faced as lorry after lorry lumbered past in the outside lane, and grew increasingly nervous as the traffic built up inside the South Circular, forcing me to do lots of stopping and starting – bad news for efficiency.

I made it by the skin of my teeth and went straight to bed instead of plugging the car in. So it was that I had to crawl into the office the next day with one eye on every lay-by, in case I had to make an emergency stop when the battery died. Which, thankfully, it did not.

But anyway, I was about to file this report with a picture of the dashboard showing 8% battery remaining – proud as I was with my commitment to hypermiling – when Autocar EV correspondent James Attwood texted to celebrate hitting the 1% mark as he pulled into his driveway in Somerset with the Cat, having left London with 170 miles of range showing. An impressive feat, and one that became a much riskier endeavour once the range dropped below 15 miles when the car’s miles remaining readout is unhelpfully replaced with an ominous red “traction battery low” message.

“I was only slightly nervous…” said Attwood, dripping with sweat and visibly trembling.

Is the EV growing on us? Well, that’s a matter of perspective - 29 March 


Pleased to see me

I have yet to tire of the protracted happy dance the LED headlights to when the car is unlocked. 


Never look back

No rear windscreen washer – or wiper – is a huge oversight on such an upright rear end 

Mileage: 2150

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Icy windscreen? Better fetch that jug... - 15 March

“Ah, a frosted windscreen. No matter, this will be gone in a jiffy,” I said to myself one particularly cold morning recently, before climbing in and whacking up the screen heater. And then waiting, and waiting, and waiting... Ten minutes went by before I gave up and ran home for a jug of tepid water. Serves me right for not downloading Ora’s phone app so I can pre-heat the car. 

Mileage: 1850

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It's not the best handling EV around - 3 March

You’d expect a car this squat and compact to count urban manoeuvrability among its core attributes, but the Cat is not as easy to thread around London as I’d hoped. Its turning circle of 11.2m is a metre wider than the VW ID 3’s and makes this as easy to park outside my flat as the average crossover. Thank goodness for chunky tyre sidewalls and short overhangs. 

Mileage: 1270

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Life with an Ora Funky Cat: Month 1

Welcoming the Funky Cat to the fleet - 22 February 2023

Yeesh. What’s redder – the car or my face?

The Ora Funky Cat split opinion when it landed in the UK late last year. When embargoed UK first drives went live, it became abundantly clear that its cheery stance, funny name and competitive pricing couldn’t quite compensate for a raft of shortcomings in the dynamic and functionality stakes in the eyes of many a motoring hack. Some reviews were pretty harsh. I, on the basis of a pretty agreeable test drive and objective consideration of rivals, liked it and gave it four stars.

When I got back to the office, the somewhat doubtful road test team made no secret of their scepticism but agreed, at my behest, to reserve judgement until they’d had a chance to get funky themselves – which they now have done. And they, after a much more thorough, multi-day road test, did not like it and gave it two and a half stars.

Allow me to attempt to defend myself. I had just a couple of hours with the car and it was a quite lovely time, all told. The roads were slick, twisty and roughly finished but the Cat felt composed and secure; the infotainment system was poorly integrated but I was promised Apple CarPlay would be introduced in a matter of months; and in light of the astronomical prices being asked for some relatively humdrum metal these days, I thought a few ‘quirks’ sufficiently ignorable to justify a £30,000-plus price.

As the road testers have vocally demonstrated, though, the Funky Cat makes an agreeable first impression but over time its lamentable shortcomings are brought to the fore so obviously as to sour the whole experience. But faced with the drudgery of real life, away from Millbrook’s fearsome Alpine course and unplugged from the road testers’ faithful Amstrad CPC 464, perhaps the Funky Cat can come good and prove itself to be a charming alternative to the more commonly considered names.

The third in a succession of feline-themed long-term test cars to grace my driveway in recent months – but an altogether different moggy from the Jaguar XF and Ford Puma ST before it (must be something about my name) – the Ora Funky Cat should be a pretty agreeable companion, on the face of it.

At this most transformative of junctures for the automotive industry – when both the types of cars on sale and the ways we can own them are being radically overhauled – it pays to consider the odd underdog from time to time. What remains to be seen is just how odd this particular underdog is. Europe-bound Chinese car brands are betting big on the gradual erosion of brand loyalty across the car-buying public, but convincing a long-time Volkswagen Group customer (for example) of the virtues of a strange-looking contraption from an unknown brand with a silly name will be no mean feat. Particularly when its on-paper specification paints it as the runner-up in a number of core areas of competition: charging speed, range and pace.

Convincing me could be less difficult. I do most of my driving in congested suburban London, which means my total mileage is relatively low and my dependence on public charging not as acute as it will be for drivers with more intense usage requirements, so I can’t see its real-world range of 160-ish miles and maximum charging speed of 64kW blighting the experience too obviously.

Although it springs to mind that I was similarly optimistic about spending prolonged periods in the capital with the Vauxhall Corsa Electric and Mazda MX-30, and it wasn’t long before I grew quite tired of the whole will-we-or-won’t-we-make-it routine with them. Let’s hope that recent improvements to my local charging infrastructure make this an easier experience.

I also don’t foresee the Cat’s unimaginative packaging being much of an issue: the boot is comically small, oddly shaped and difficult to load, but apart from the odd bag of eggs and milk, I don’t do a lot of load-lugging so I’ll happily make do with using the back seats (which, you guessed it, I rarely have cause to use as intended) as a storage solution when required.

I suppose what I’m really trying to ascertain is whether I could be exactly who the Funky Cat is aimed at. I think that anyone whose driving pattern is similar to mine – city-based, low mileage, single occupancy, light loads – could be well served by this quirkily styled but otherwise largely unremarkable EV. It just remains to be seen whether its lacklustre on-paper performance and functionality leave it lagging well behind accomplished rivals like the MG 4 EV and Cupra Born.

Second Opinion

Even though it’s not a very good car overall, I find the Funky Cat oddly endearing. It’s not bad to drive down a country road, and I like its friendly face. When you live with a car long term, you might want a bit more than that, though. Such as Apple CarPlay.

Illya Verpraet

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Ora Funky Cat 49kW First Edition specification

Prices: List price new £31,995 List price now £31,995 Price as tested £32,790 Options: Mars Red metallic paint with Starry Black roof £795

Fuel consumption and range: Battery capacity 48.0/45.4kWh (total/usable) Claimed range 193 miles Test average 3.3mpkWh Test best 3.9mpkWh Test worst 2.9mpkWh Real-world range 150 miles

Tech highlights: 0-62mph 8.3sec Top speed 99mph Engine Permanent magnet synchronous motor Max power 169bhp Max torque 184lb ft Gearbox 1-spd reduction gear, FWD

Boot capacity 228 litres Wheels 18in alloy Tyres 215/50 R18, GitiComfort 225 Kerb weight 1540kg

Service and running costs: Contract hire rate £515pcm CO2 0g/km Service costs None Other costs None Fuel costs £240.24 Running costs inc fuel £240.24 Cost per mile 8 pence Faults None

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