Electric Vehicles Coming, Ready or Not

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Today, if you go into the car dealership canyon of most major cities looking for a highway-worthy electric vehicle, there are two choices among the major car makers -- the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.

But by mid 2012, the choices will be far greater. Toyota will have three plug-in vehicles -- the RAV4 Electric Vehicle, the Prius Plug-in extended-range electric and a Lexus EV. Ford will have electric versions of the Transit Connectutility van and Ford Focus. General Motors, which is marketing the Chevy Volt extended-range electric sedan, is planning on offering at least one other by 2012. Mitsubishi will begin selling the i-MiEV electric "city car" by the end of 2011.