2014 Nissan Leaf Review and Road Test: Introduction
Don’t tell Tesla founder Elon Musk, but electric cars that must be plugged in to recharge the battery represent nothing more than a bridge to a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell future that needs nothing more than a robust infrastructure to become a reality. As such stopgap measures go, the 2014 Nissan LEAF is an excellent example of affordable, electric-only transportation, a comfortable and refined daily driver that makes perfect sense for people who live predictable, regimented lives.
If that’s not you, I strongly advise owning a gasoline-powered vehicle in addition to a Leaf, or adding a membership with a rental car agency. That’s because anytime you need to travel farther than 84 miles without taking a potentially lengthy break from driving, you’re going to want to be burning unleaded instead of using electricity.