The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Audi gave CNET a chance to drive its A3 e-tron, a new plug-in hybrid model, at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show.
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The new Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is priced lower than any other electric car on the market, and makes for a very economical commuter.
At events around the world, BMW pulled the wraps off its purpose-built electric car.
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.
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The all-electric car company confirms that a smaller vehicle is in the works, but it probably won't go on sale until 2017.
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Audi let CNET drive its A3 E-tron prototype, an electric car that seems road-ready, as it matches many of the features found in electric cars currently in production.
The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi drives very comfortably and easily, and proves extremely economical for people who can plug it in and drive a reasonable daily commute.
In shareholder conference comments and while talking to a BBC reporter, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hints at opening up electric car technology to competitors.