Rory Reid and Robert Llewellyn test a Nissan Leaf – Click above to watch video after the jump

In this week's episode of the plug-in centric show, Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn rides passenger as CNET writer Rory Reid takes the 2011 Nissan Leaf for a spin. Reid, who recently posted an article titled "Ten reasons electric cars still suck: We unplug the EV hype" on CNET's Crave UK blog site, takes the position of devil's advocate, while Llewellyn defends electric vehicles (EVs), attacking and dispelling some of Reid's uninformed and misleading claims.

While watching this episode of Fully Charged, keep in mind Reid's top ten reasons (listed below) why he believes that electric cars suck:
  • They're useless for inner-city inhabitants
  • Where's the resale value
  • EVs could raise electricity rates
  • EVs make other appliances more expensive
  • The driving range is pathetic
  • Quick charging can damage batteries
  • They take forever to recharge
  • Zero emissions is a lie
  • They're expensive to run
  • They're expensive to buy
Hop the jump to watch Reid and Llewellyn argue out the virtues and drawbacks of EVs. It's good fun, and might provide some tips for Thanksgiving table discussion. Hat tip to Chris!

[Source: You Tube]