Miles, Tesla Motors, Think, Zap and Phoenix all claim they'll have battery-powered vehicles on the road this year or soon thereafter. On their website Miles says they have three models availoable now. Uh, available TO ORDER. Cnn also points out ther may be some hesitancy in America to drive a Chinese-bult car, "Even if U.S. consumers flock to electric cars out of environmental concern, Rubin may still have to convince them to put their bodies inside a Chinese vehicle, especially in light of all the news lately of recalled Chinese goods. ' You certainly wouldn't feed one to your pet.