Votes tied in our electric car poll but there's still time to make a difference

After 24 hours, our electric car poll is tighter than a gnat's nostril and it looks as if we're on course for a dead heat. But there's still time to cast your vote!

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Yesterday we asked you whether you would take the plunge and buy an electric car. Over the last 24 hours or so, you've voted in your hundreds, but so far the poll is tighter than a gnat's nostril and it looks as if we're on course for a dead heat.

Some 42.4 per cent of you say you're not convinced the technology is quite ready, but it appears almost as many of you -- 40.8 per cent -- have faith in electric cars and would happily reach for your chequebook. A mere 9.6 per cent say they'd never invest in an EV, while 7.2 per cent think the future is in public transport. Is that electric public transport, fence-sitter?

We want you to keep your votes coming in. If you haven't already told us what you think of electric cars, head on over to our Facebook page and let your voices be heard.

Are electric cars ready for primetime? Are you convinced their pennies a day running costs are low enough to justify their high initial purchase price? Are you worried about the fact they can take hours to recharge? Is the limited cruising range a deal breaker?

We want to know because, like many of you, we haven't quite made our minds up as yet. We absolutely adore EVs like the Nissan Leaf, but we've quarrelled bitterly with EV proponent Robert Llewellyn about the technology in general not quite being perfect yet.

But what's your opinion? It's time to stand up and be counted, people.

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