Top 10 High-Tech Green Cars
2013 Nissan LEAF S ($28,800)
The new entry-level LEAF S is designed with the express purpose of putting an electric vehicle in the hands of everyday consumers. With available federal and state incentives, Nissan says the LEAF S’ price could be less than $19,000. With its 14-kWh battery and 80-kW electric motor, the LEAF makes 107 horsepower and 187 lb.-ft. of torque. Not bad for an electric. The S gets a 4.3-inch display and USB smartphone connectivity; if you step up to the SV or SL models, however, you get a 7-inch display, Pandora link for iPhone and SiriusXM satellite radio. Google Local Search helps drivers easily search for nearby points of interest via Google’s POI database.