The buzz about hybrid plug-ins has been high ever since hybrids hit the mass market years ago. After the popularity of hybrids like the Toyota Prius, the conversation quickly switched to when we'd start seeing plug-in version of our favorite hybrids. Technology typically moves quickly, but when it comes to hybrid plug-ins there's still a lot of waiting to be done.
So which hybrid plug-ins can you purchase right now? Well, at this time, there's not really much of choice:
- Chevy Volt: GM brought the Chevy Volt to limited areas in North America in early 2011, but will be available for purchase anywhere in the US by the end of 2011. The car can run 35 miles (56.3kilometers) on electricity alone and costs a little over $40,000. The Chevy Volt won car of the year awards by both Motor Trend and Automobile magazine [source: Hybrid Cars].
Go on to the next page to find out which plug-in hybrids are scheduled to hit the mass market soon.