I agree with Danny too.
Nissans Leaf test drive road show came to Newcastle a month or so back and I went along to try it out. Although I find the exterior quite ugly the drive was brilliant - not what I expected at all. I was extremely impressed with the handling, the smoothness, the sound (or lack of, lol), the ride and suprisingly the acceleration. When you want you can shoot away from a stop like a rocket. Much nippier than my fiesta (and don't say thats coz its an automatic!
If I had two cars it would be great as my daily car for commuting around the city, especially as Newcastle is so electric car friendly, (theres charging points all over and free parking in the city centre if you're parking & charging your electric vechicle). My neighbour has her own solar panels on the rear of her roof so she wouldn't even have the tiny £2/3 pound charging cost either when at home if she bought a leaf.
Overall I was really suprised and would say you'd have to experience it to believe it. (Obviously this ain't a car for the petrol head or the long distance motorway rep, but for what it is... well, nice one Nissan.