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.):
Chrysler/Fiat: The Fiat 500EV will arrive in 2012.
Ford: In addition to the Transit Connect Electric ($57,400), the Focus Electric will launch this year. The C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid, will come in 2012.
Fisker: Deliveries of the Karma, a plug-in hybrid, four-door sports sedan, ($95,900-$108,900) begin in late June. A convertible is set for late 2012, and a third variant will debut at the end of this year. A smaller car (Project Nina), between the A4 and A6 in size, is scheduled for late 2012 or early 2013.
General Motors: In addition to the Volt ($41,000), a plug-in hybrid will be coming to the U.S. market, probably within the next two years.
Honda: In 2012, Honda will introduce the Fit EV and a plug-in hybrid model with Honda's new dual, two-motor hybrid system for mid- to larger-size vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz: In 2013, Mercedes will begin limited production of the SLS AMG E-Cell gull wing. Mercedes has not yet announced when it will be available in the U.S.
Mini: The Mini E is being leased in small numbers.
Mitsubishi: The Mitsubishi "i" (around $30,000) — the larger, four-passenger North American version of the i-MiEV — will go on sale in the Western U.S. in November and nationwide by the end of 2012.
Nissan: In addition to the Leaf ($32,780), three more all-electric vehicles are due by 2014: a small commercial van based on the Nissan NV200, a small urban vehicle (either Nissan or Infiniti) and an Infiniti high-performance five-seater.
Smart: Currently, 250 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive vehicles are being leased in the U.S.; by mid-2012 they will be on sale here.
Tesla: The high-speed Roadster plug-in hybrid ($109,000) is on sale. In mid-2012 Tesla will begin selling the electric Model S sedan ($57,400).
Think: Retail sales of the Think City two-seat electric car will begin in the second half of this year ($36,500).
Toyota: In 2012 Toyota will introduce the Prius Plug-in Hybrid; the RAV4 EV, in partnership with Tesla; and a small, urban commuter electric car based on the iQ.
Volkswagen: Look for the electric Golf Blue-e-motion late in 2013.