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.
Don't let people scare you about range anxiety, this car is fine for anyone whose commute is 35 miles (one way) or less (that would be 90% of the population). The car is blissfully quiet in motion, leaps from 0-35 almost instantly and still has excellent pickup at highway speeds. You drive to work, come home, run your errands and then plug it in for the night and start with 75-90 miles range the next morning. You will see a 15%-20% drop in range in REALLY cold weather (below freezing), but usually this is not a problem unless you are at the limits of your range during your daily commute. If you can plug your car in at work you can, of course, extend your range. Costs about 3 cents a mile to run, versus 10 cents for a gas car.
If you're thinking of an electric vehicle, this is the one! It's easy to charge from a regular plug in my garage. It charges fully in 8 hours. I haven't been to a gas station in 3 months! It is also incredibly quiet. You won't miss the roar of the motor and will enjoy hearing the great sound system it has. It has been ideal for me as a commuting car.