Nissan was at the Square today, (by the Marriott Center City), and was offering demonstration rides in their Electric Vehicle, The Leaf. It is not a Hybred, this car is 100% Electric. It is about the size of a Toyota Prius, and handles pretty much the same. Being Electric, the gear shift is kind of funny, push down and over as opposed to actually meshing gears.
The Nissan Leaf I drove has a MSRP of $32,000, so they are not cheap. But the interior creature comforts are not lacking and the sound system is good. So, PEV's are coming. There will be early adaptors and later comers on, but it is enevitable that this is the future we have in store.