Green cars are the future, but due to high prices and “range anxiety,” many drivers are still clinging to their gasoline-guzzling vehicles. To help make hybrids and electric vehicles more appealing to consumers, automakers are stuffing their green cars with high-tech amenities. From smartphone apps that let you remotely charge your vehicle and massive touch screens to in-car apps and even Siri integration, these are 2013’s 10 most teched-out green cars.
Coming to a city near you, BMW’s i3 “megacity” all-electric vehicle is meant to get drivers from place to place without ever having to use a drop of gasoline. The car’s 125-kW electric motor gets drivers from 0 to 60 in less than 8 seconds, and should offer a range of between 80 to 100 miles. Inside, the pint-size i3 includes a large Central Information Display that provides driving information as well as convenience features via BMW’s ConnectedDrive telematics system. Using an available smartphone app, drivers will be able to monitor their i3’s charge state, locate charging stations and precondition the vehicle prior to driving.