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Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf

This car may be even more perfect than the Tesla because it is neither fuel-burning -- at least not directly -- nor expensive. Prices start at about $32,000 and that's before a $7,500 federal tax credit and California's own state and local incentives.

In fact, most Facebook employees can probably afford a Leaf now, even before their shares vest.


By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated May 23 2012: 1:04 PM ET
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Google's self-driving car tackles D.C. traffic 

Google's self-driving car responds reasonably well in real-life traffic situations around Washington, D.C.

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