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Are electric cars the future?

As the government announces £500 million of investment and car manufacturers launch exciting new models, we ask if electric is the future of motoring, with Top Gear's James May.

Are electric cars the future of motoring in the UK? The government has announced £500 million of investment for low emission vehicles, including more charging points and extra incentives for those who drive them. We travel to Oslo and see why Norway has the largest market share for electric cars in the world. We test the new Tesla Model S and drive 200 miles in a Nissan Leaf to see how the UK's charging infrastructure stands up. Top Gear's James May joins us in the studio to talk about why he's decided to buy an electric car. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talks about the government's plans for low emission vehicles. Are electric cars really the technology that will change the future of driving or will it be something else? We talk to Toyota about Hydrogen Fuel Cells and other technology experts about the future.

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