We did it. We bought Nissan's all electric Leaf - batteries included.
I thought the BA readers might like a concise review.
First, it is fun - really fun to drive. It looks even better up close than it does in the commercials. It wisps along and all you hear is road noise...maybe a little too much, but fairly typical of a sub-compact.
It has two hoods (or bonnets). A conventional bonnet and a funky little gas-cap like access right under the Nissan logo. Open the 'gas lid' and there are two 'gas caps'. One for 440V and one for 220 or 110 v, and they look for all the world like the gas caps on a car and a diesel lorrie.
The engine is surpisingly similar to a gas or diesel as well. It makes sense, since the heating, cooling and other auxillary systems are more-or-less conventional.
...to be continued