Man, it's all plug in, all the time! Lately, anyway. This totally makes sense as every current hybrid sold is really a regular car first and a hybrid second (meaning it really relies on the old-style engine we all know and use the battery system -the hybridy part- as supplemental power). But we we're starting to see the opposite happen... and even cars that are fully electric.
In the GM article below, we wonder... are all the manufacturers talking and working together to make the connector bits universal? Will the Volt have the same plug bits as the Tesla Roadster? Or as the Electric Lightning? Would be a big drag to have to go to different charging stations based on the car you are driving.
autobloggreen: Electric MINI will be in US customer hands in summer 2009! (Thanks to engadget for this link, too.)