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Here Comes The Electric Car

Electric Cars

Photo: Colin Anderson|Photographer's Choice|Getty Images

Automakers have been on an electric-car spree recently, announcing that they will be rolling out cleaner, all-electric models as early as this year. All of them require recharging the battery by plugging it into an electrical outlet. (Some have a back-up gasoline power source.) 

Click ahead to take a look at some of the electric cars expected to hit the market this and the next couple of years.

Updated Oct. 8, 2010


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Fisker Karma

Release date: 2010 Price: $87,900Type: Plug-in Hybrid
Photo: Fisker Automotive

Release date: 2010

Price: $87,900

Type: Plug-in hybrid


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Chevrolet Volt

Release date: 2010 Price: N/A Type: Plug-in hybrid
Photo: General Motors

Release date: 2010

Price: $41,000

Type: Plug-in hybrid


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CODA Automotive Sedan

Release date: 2010Price: N/AType: Fully electric
Photo: CODA Automotive

Release date: 2010

Price: $44,900

Type: Fully electric


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Ford Transit Connect

Release date: 2010
Photo: Ford

Release date: 2010

Price: $21,475

Type: Fully electric


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Nissan Leaf

Release date: 2010 Price: N/AType: Fully electric
Photo: Nissan

Release date: 2010

Price: $32,780

Type: Fully electric


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Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Release date: 2010
Photo: Smart USA

Release date: 2012

Price: N/A

Type: Fully electric


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Ford Focus Electric

Release date: 2011Price: N/A
Photo: Ford

Release date: 2011

Price: N/A

Type: Fully electric


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Tesla Model S

Release date: 2012Price: $57,400Type: Fully electric
Photo: Tesla Motors

Release date: 2012

Price: $57,400

Type: Fully electric


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Toyota FT-EV

Release date: 2012Price: N/AType: Fully electric
Photo: Toyota

Release date: 2012

Price: N/A

Type: Fully electric


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