With gas prices creeping ever higher, it’s only a matter of time before the next car you pull into your driveway is powered by a hyper-efficient electric motor rather than a petrol-slurping, exhaust-spewing internal combustion engine. But automakers understand that drivers don’t want to putter down the highway in the automotive equivalent of a two-ton golf cart. That’s why companies such as Honda, Ford and Tesla are rolling out electric rides that are not only easier on the eyes butare chock-full of the latest tech. We’re talking amenities like Android and iOS apps that let you schedule charge times for your car’s battery and integration with services like Pandora and MovieTickets.com.
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Set to hit the streets this summer, the Fit EV is the latest electric car to roll off of Honda's assembly line. Strapped with a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery, the Fit EV lasts up to 128 miles on a single charge. And with the free HondaLink app, you can monitor the Fit's charge state, schedule charging sessions, determine your current range and even cool the cabin from your iPhone or Android device.
The FIT EV features a navigation system that offers information on nearby charging stations as standard equipment and includes voice recognition and a rear-facing camera. Charging takes just 3 hours with a 240-volt charger or 15 hours on a household 120-volt circuit.