Labour MP condemns electric vehicle manufacturers for 'systematically mis-selling' cars

Staff writer

The Labour MP and former minister Helen Goodman has hit out at the manufacturers of electric cars for overstating the range their vehicles can travel between charges. Speaking in the House of Commons, Goodman told of her experience with a Nissan Leaf, and how it was unable to achieve the range suggested by the dealership she bought it from.

Goodman said that both Nissan and her local dealership claimed the car would travel up to 125 miles on a single charge. However, she said the maximum forecast on its range indicator was just 85 miles.