Electric car challenge: Arrival in Edinburgh
14 January 2011 Last updated at 10:02 GMT
There are hopes that the electric car will capture the imagination of British motorists this year.
The BBC's Brian Milligan took up a challenge to drive from London to Edinburgh in an electric car.
It might sound easy but under the rules, he was only allowed to charge the car's battery at public points.
Brian takes a look back over the four days it took to complete the journey.