We hate to PLUG ourselves but in our opinion this is one of the best TORQUEs we’ve ever had: a GRIPping and wide-RANGEing chat about cars what run on batteries, not oil.

While electric cars aren’t a new thing, them not being a bit rubbish, frankly, is. But like a fizzling-out in the hard shoulder halfway to your in-laws, do electric cars still have a long way to go?

We interview the brainily jocular James Murray – editor of whizzy website businessgreen.com – and ask: did your kids like hanging out in supermarket car parks all week? Does driving one make you feel like a berk? And is an electric car better than no car at all?

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Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell.

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