The Leaf is the first widely available and affordable all-electric car. Overall, it's a civilized vehicle with very low running costs. It's very quiet, rides comfortably, and is easy to get in and out of. The Leaf's main drawbacks are a limited driving range of only about 75 miles per charge (based on a 24 kWh battery) and long recharge times. That makes it best used as a commuter car or an urban runabout.