Get a buzz out of going green, but think that electric cars aren’t ample enough for a family? We look at the current range of EVs to find the positives…

Renault Zoe 2013 665x297

Electric cars just aren’t taking off. Sales remain pitifully low, with both private buyers and fleet buyers put off by the same old issues that have plagues electric cars for the last 100 years – yes, they have really been around that long.

Nissan LEAF 2013 665x297

It may have had the mildest blink-and-you-miss-it facelift, but underneath the skin there have been plenty of revisions to extend not only the range of Nissan’s pure electric car, but also the appeal. I took a quick drive to find out if it’s worked.

Nissan LEAF 2013 665x297

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Nissan’s Sunderland factory has been handed the rights to build yet another new car, with production of a new mid size model to start in 2014.

Britain’s first low-carbon motor festival, EcoVelocity, proved a success for manufacturers with sales emerging as a direct result of the motor show held in the shadow of Battersea power station.