timmmay: May be more practical to get an electric car for your everyday needs and figure you'll rent a big petrol guzzler for the long distance trips.
Probably makes sense really. The leaf is reasonably cheap, there is the charging network, and the batteries of the leaf are cheaper to replace. If I can use the network for my occasional trips to the waikato, then the longer trips are going to be rare in comparison and it will be mostly in auckland travel.
I could probably do the odd camping trip or similar using the charging network too.