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Electric Cars

November 5th, 2015

Episode 385 of 643 episodes

Are electric cars the future of the motor industry? Theo Leggett takes a spin in an all-electric Tesla to see how far the technology has come. He speaks to Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn and Gareth Dunsmore, the company's head of electric vehicles in Europe, about the fortunes of their mass-market electric car the Leaf. We also hear from automotive expert professor David Bailey of Aston Business School in the UK about the challenges of introducing electric cars to the market, and hear what the future might hold for the car industry from Ford's resident futurist, Sheryl Connolly. (Photo: Theo Leggett charges the Tesla Type S)