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Plugging in to market

You can count on one hand the number of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles on sale in the U.S.: The Chevrolet Volt, Ford Transit Connect Electric small commercial van, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster. But more, covering the spectrum from small city to luxury performance cars, will join them in the next few years.

Automakers have announced these battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the U.S. market. (Note: Some of the timing could change because of the Japanese earthquake.):

BMW: The i3 electric and i8 plug-in hybrid are scheduled to arrive in 2013. The ActiveE is in field trials.

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