What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly? - LA Times
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Extra relevant for California car buyers, but chock full of up to the minute info for everyone.
Why Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus were the least cost per mile:
Battery electric cars — those that run solely on electricity — are the cleanest and least expensive to operate. But they typically get only about 80 miles of driving range on a full charge (Tesla's Model S is the exception, traveling more than 250 miles on a charge, but it typically sells for about $100,000.)