James Cobb of the New York Timessays this about the Nissan Leaf:
The battery range is too limited, and recharging can take a long time. But America’s first modern mass-market electric car is nicely executed, with good acceleration, respectable handling and a driving experience that’s reassuringly normal.
Is “reassuringly normal” what you want from an electric car?
Well, OK, probably.
Still, I sorta want my electric car to feel like George Jetson’s car. I want it to feel like the future.
Like, the first time you used an MP3 player, you probably didn’t say, “This is awesome, but I do wish it were more like these bulky and wasteful compact disks that I suddenly find completely undesirable.”