Resembling an iPhone on wheels, the soon to be in production Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid will be hitting the streets in Japan first. Similar to other electric vehicles, the Swift promises a 30km range on a single electric charge. In addition, there is an onboard engine generator that is capable of extending that distance, however Suzuki has been tight lipped about earnest reach.
The battery used in the Suzuki Swift is a lithium ion battery, that pushes the engine and electric motor to produce around 120 hp when combined. Although Suzuki promises the Swift will be lighter than it's closest competitor, it's still in concept phase. Suzuki promises that it will resemble the pictures of the Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid below when it finally gets put into production in 2013. I shall wait with baited breath.