Sun Motors recently tested the Nissan LEAF on the Silverstone circuit.

On the British Grand Prix's race length of 306.291 km (190.32 mi) the LEAF naturally needed a quick recharge using a CHAdeMO charger.

But the main insight from the bizzare test seems to be the energy bill under £5 ($7).

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