Tesla Model S: Tesla's high-performance, high-dollar Roadster was just the beginning for the all-electric company. With the Roadster becoming a familiar face, Tesla is preparing to introduce the Model S, a more mainstream and less expensive electric. The full-electric family sedan promises a 300-mile range and a startling 5.6 second 0-60 dash, as well as cargo-friendly five-door construction and a starting price of $49,900.
Toyota Camry Hybrid: Toyota's Camry has a fresh update for 2010 that improves the styling and interior appointments. The Camry Hybrid benefits as well, and its current powerplant uses Toyota's tried and true Hybrid Synergy Drive to produce 187 total horsepower while returning compact-car like 33/34 fuel economy.
Toyota Prius: Though it wasn't the first, Toyota's Prius is still considered the granddaddy of the hybrid market, and is generally singled out as its representative. For 2010 the Prius adds a plug-in version. Plug-in hybrids are able to charge their batteries using standard household outlets, and offer expanded full-electric driving capability. It's the same as the familiar Prius, but with a dramatically extended gasoline-free range. The Prius plug-in hybrid charges in about three hours from a 110V or 220V outlet, and can drive about thirteen miles at speeds up to 60mph on full-electric power. It's a stepping stone between hybrids and fully electric vehicles, and offers a handy compromise between the two.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Introduced in response to the first wave of SUV backlash, the Highlander Hybrid is one of the most low-key green vehicles out there. Three-row seating is versatile enough for soccer moms, and the 270 total horsepower of the Highlander Hybrid's powertrain provides performance that belies its 27-mpg fuel economy. Subtle badging and an even more subtle hybrid system make this one of the least ostentatious ways to reduce your gasoline bill.