Top 10 High-Tech Green Cars
2014 Cadillac ELR ($TBD)
Cutting a striking profile, Cadillac’s 2014 ELR is one of the sexiest electrics around. Under the hood, the ELR packs a 1.4-liter gasoline-powered electric generator that sends juice to a 16.5-kWh battery pack capable of producing 295 lb.-ft. of torque. GM says the vehicle will be able to travel for roughly 35 miles on electricity alone. Inside, the ELR includes Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system with its customizable 8-inch touch-screen display. Smartphone integration via Bluetooth or USB allows users to stream music and make hands-free calls. With its electric underpinnings, the ELR’s CUE system is expected to get an upgrade that will let users monitor the vehicle’s energy usage, charging options and driving efficiency.