Bjorn Lomborg, Ian Hobday and Evan Davis
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Are electric cars improving?

2 April 2013 Last updated at 10:22 BST

Few things polarise opinion more than the electric car. It is either a great way to save the planet or a really bad way to get from A to B?

The Today programme's Evan Davis wanted to find out more, and took a ride in one with an enthusiast and a sceptic.

Bjorn Lomborg, the so-called Sceptical Environmentalist, having written a book of that name, has made a career attacking what he thinks are the irrationalities of the green movement. He is not a fan of electric cars.

Ian Hobday, who runs Liberty Electric Cars, took Evan and Mr Lomborg for a ride.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 2 April 2013.