Mullen Motor Company claims that its four-door electric commuter, the 2015 700e, is “all-new," and it even went so far as to present it as such at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. However, don’t be deceived; the 700e platform is ancient. The chassis is based on the Mitsubishi Lancer from the late 90s, while the body is a knockoff of the Chinese Hafei Saibo sedan. It’s virtually unchanged from the Miles XS 200 that debuted at the very same event a full seven years prior. The one claim to originality Mullen has over the XS 200 is a new battery, which significantly extends the range per charge to an amazing 180 miles. That’s quite a hefty amount of range, and it’s certainly something Mullen should be proud of. In fact, it’s probably the best range you’ll get in this class. But the question remains: can the 700e leverage that advantage to overcome a glut of shortcomings?