I never want to drive a gas-powered vehicle again. The Leaf is so quiet, smooth, roomy, comfortable, powerful, agile, has good visibility, and is so cheap to operate. The range (80 miles per full charge at 44 thousand miles on the odometer) is perfect for in town errands, visiting relatives, and quick jaunts into the next city. Quick charger stations have made it possible to drive across the state without worrying about running out of battery. I can't wait til there are chargers everywhere!
After driving a Leaf, it would be hard for my to go back to driving a gas car. It drives so smoothly, it is such a beautiful car with such great features (heated seats, wonderful sound system, dependable, virtually no maintenance whatsoever). My only wish is that Nissan would offer batteries with longer millage so I can take my wonderful car with me on longer trips! My daily commute is minimal and I come from a two car home, so this is the perfect car for me. If you have a long drive I would recommend a hybrid, but EVs are the best--they have speed, they absolutely glide, are perfectly quiet, and really cut your costs as far as upkeep goes. All of this and you can feel good about making a choice that is also environmentally friendly.
To much misleading test data about the Leaf, The range is very misleading. hot weater you loose range, you turn on AC you loose range, you turn on Heat you loose range. charging time is a joke, 18-24 hours to charge on the little factory charger, and if the car is equipped with the 3600 watt only charge unit you will have to wait 7 hours, 7200 watt if equipped 4 hours and the 440 volt is 45 minutes if equipped, but the 440 charge station is hard to find in many areas, and vandals steal or damage the 7200 watt stations so you cant depend on a station to be working. no spare tire, and in the event you are in areas with heavy down pours of rain when the road has lots of water 4 inches or more there is a big risk of water getting in the batter