A company called Better Place has begun construction of a nationwide network of recharging sites to support electric cars throughout the state of Israel. They also have pilot projects underway in Hawaii and elsewhere. Their cars are built in partnership with Renault-Nissan, and have similar acceleration and top speed as typical gas-powered vehicles.
I'm highly skeptical of electric cars in general, but I find this company interesting. They understand that you can't sell electric cars without first having a support network in place. Their website puts forth all sorts of grandiose plans, but it appears that they are taking things one step at a time, in a more realistic manner than some of their propaganda might suggest. It will be interesting to see if they succeed in creating a support network in Israel, and whether or not the cars themselves can be commercially viable.