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What do you think of the Nissan Leaf electric car?

My husband will shortly be having a Nissan Leaf for a 24-hour test drive. Have you driven one? If so, what is your considered opinion as to its merit against normally-engined cars.

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The battery will not last 24 hours. The best he'll get out of it on a single charge is 100 miles, with the heater off. They drive very nicely. Okay for suburban and city use as long as you have off-street parking and access to a power point to recharge it. If you have to street park, then it's entirely useless.
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