1. Nissan Leaf
Ah yes, the Nissan Leaf. This is a car that’s got a lot to prove. Along with a handful of other electric automobiles it’s trying to change the world of motoring forever; it’s working to show that electrons trump hydrocarbons. Regrettably it’s not doing a very good job of it.
Along with models like the smart ED, BMW i3 and Honda Fit EV the Leaf is hamstrung by limited range and a massive curb weight. For escaping a zombie apocalypse it’s about as useful as trying to use a rototiller as a getaway car; it’s just not going to happen.
There are a million different scenarios where it could fail you. “Oops, I forgot to plug it in last night.” Dead. “A safe haven is more than 84 miles away.” Dead again. “The zombies are armed with Super Soakers full of cat pee.” Gross… oh, and potential lithium-ion electrocution. Also, if you live in a northern climate this undead apocalypse better not go down in the middle of winter or your range will be even less and your chances of survival less than zero.
And there you go. Should a horde of hungry zombies descend on your town and you want to get out alive avoid the abovementioned vehicles at all cost.