Mitsubishi's i MiEV will be the world's first practical electric vehicle offered by a major auto manufacturer when fleet sales begin this July in Japan. The company also recently announced it will be developed for sale in world markets, including the United States.
Vice President Joe Biden announced last month that $300 million in federal stimulus funds will help expand the nation's fleet of clean, fuel-efficient vehicles. State and local governments as well as transit agencies are eligible to apply for grants to pay for green vehicles and infrastructure for alternative fuels.
Bright Automotive displayed its 100 mpg vehicle aimed at commercial and government fleets last month where you would expect -- on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The company hopes the IDEA will be in production by 2012.