Slideshow: Concepts that Could Make It

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Electric cars like the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i and the upcoming Ford Focus Electric all deliver clean electric power in a reasonable package, but it’s only a matter of time before an electric luxury car hits the showroom floor.

BMW says that the i3 concept’s 170-horsepower electric motor and tight turning radius make for enjoyable driving dynamics. The i3 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 8 seconds.