The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Mercedes-Benz fits a Tesla battery pack to its 2014 B-Class Electric Drive, creating a comfortable driver with limited range.
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The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid struggles to justify its bigger price tag, as it doesn't have significant power or efficiency gains over even its non-hybrid base model and pales in comparison to other hybrid wagons.
The new Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is priced lower than any other electric car on the market, and makes for a very economical commuter.
If you have a commute under 50 miles and a place to plug the car in, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi makes an economical and excellent commuter and family vehicle.
At events around the world, BMW pulled the wraps off its purpose-built electric car.
Norman Hajjar hopes to set the record for the world's longest car trip powered by electricity. He also wants to make a point about the need to build out US infrastructure for e-vehicles.
Seems Samsung sees some big potential in electric vehicles, and a starting point could be patents for everything from engines to onboard electronics, and even tires.
Toyota isn't exactly pricing its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to move. But it does appear to be price competitive with the Tesla Model S.
The Japanese government is getting behind fuel-cell vehicles in a big way. This follows recent comments from a Toyota executive that battery-powered cars are not the future of long-range alternative fuel cars.
The company known for two-wheeled, self-balancing people transporters throws another wheel into the mix.