We were lucky enough to purchase an electric car 6 months ago. The first question that folk generally ask is "how many miles can you get out of a charge"! Understandably this is often the first worry and concern and the answer is around 145 miles but it can be over 160 or under 130 depending on the driving conditions and the way the car is driven. The car is a VW Golf and the reason for choice is primarily the seating comfort and secondly minimum distance that would need to be covered if there was a family 'emergency' journey. The choice of electric cars is increasing for sure but the first six months have been interesting. It was certainly a little worrying at first but now we are into the swing of things there have been no big issues and the car is a joy to drive. This is especially as it recuperates the energy back into the battery in the B mode setting, so watching power go back in as you are breaking and going down hill is very rewarding! The cost per mile for the mileage so far has been 76p per mile, which has to be a huge bonus!