Any electric car that tells you critical information, such as charging status, deserves a spot on this list. Paired with the OnStar RemoteLink app, the myChevrolet app (downloadable for iOS and Android) enables you to do things like schedule a future charging time or check your electric or gas levels. With GM's new partnership with RelayRides, the Volt will soon be able to be remotely locked and unlocked via the owner's smartphone. This hybrid allows you to switch between an electric battery (up to 35 miles) and a gas generator (up to 375 miles on a full tank).
Starting at $39,245 (with federal tax savings up to $7,500); www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car