Today's Latest Electric Vehicle Technology
All electric cars are high-tech. They all feature the latest battery technology to arrange for seamless transport for you and your family. Though the number of electric motors available varies and often depends on the trim level, all are incredibly fast, safe, and offer today’s latest technology in the form of advanced infotainment and driver assist features.
In today’s EVs, connectivity and in-dash apps let you access GPS navigation, real-time traffic updates, search for restaurants, hotels, or charging stations near you. Your smartphone syncs via Bluetooth to the infotainment system to play your favorite tunes and you’ll find support across multiple platforms such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Google.
The current crop of high-tech EVs all include various safety features including a suite of driver assist options that come close to offering autonomous travel. This began with back-up cameras and has evolved into include numerous video cameras around the vehicle, radar, sonar, and other sensors that detect and track dangers that you may have not noticed.
Today’s driver assist technology includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian assist, lane centering assist, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic warning, rear automatic braking, night vision and more.
Top High-Tech Electric Cars
With all this in mind, GreenCars presents the following list of electric vehicles that are packed with amazing tech, presented in alphabetical order by automaker.
BMW i4 M50
This EV M Division sedan will outrun an M3 Competition ICE car for a zero to 60 mph time of 3.3 seconds. The latest all-electric sedan from BMW is based on the company's 4 Series Gran Coupe and uses dual motors and all-wheel drive. We’re talking 536 horsepower on tap and a whole lot of impressive tech.
The Live Cockpit Plus feature with the BMW Curved Display includes a configurable 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch central infotainment system that uses the iDrive 8 system. Drivers can access the system using voice, the touchscreen, or the iDrive touchpad controller.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford's first electric vehicle built from the ground up, the Mustang Mach-E does everything well. From an engaging driving experience to a comfortable interior brimming with technology, the Mustang Mach-E is one of the most well-rounded crossover EVs available.
The Mach-E includes Ford’s excellent C-Pilot 360 technology for 36-degree camera with split view, active park assist, Blue-Cruise hands-free highway driving. The car recognizes you and adjusts the seats, mirrors, radio, ambient lighting, and drive mode to greet you.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
The exciting IONIQ 5 brings you the latest in electric vehicle design and is the first Hyundai based on its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-MAP). Available in two-wheel or all-wheel drive, it's comfortable, practical, and very generously equipped with the latest tech.
Maximize range with paddle shifters that let you adjust the level of regenerative braking. Remote smart parking assist does the parking for you and Highway Driving Assist II controls speed and distance, assisting lane changes for near autonomous travel.
Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+
The EQS is basically an all-electric S-Class Mercedes. Just like an S-Class, the EQS is comfortable, quiet and packed full of amazing tech features. Multimedia comes via a 12.8-inch touchscreen, voice control, and a 3D Surround sound system and a six-month SiriusXM Platinum Plan.
Standard safety features include Active Steering Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Crosswind Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Assist, Front and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, Active Park Assist and more.
This is the first all-electric model from Volvo’s EV brand that is both a sedan and a hatchback. A single-motor version takes you 270 miles while a two-motor all-wheel drive variant takes you 260 miles before you need a charge. It boasts amazing tech backed by Google, and a very user-friendly interface.
Inside the vegan interior, a 11.2-inch infotainment touchscreen runs Google’s Android Automotive OS that takes you to apps, phone, or music interfaces. Google Maps is the integrated navigation system providing charging stations along your route. Satellite radio comes standard as well as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.
Porsche Taycan 4S
One of the most exhilarating EVs you can buy, the Taycan 4S will blast you from zero to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and deliver 522 horsepower. This high-tech masterpiece delivers extreme comfort, crisp and exciting performance, and mind-blowing tech at your fingertips.
Porsche’s Advanced Cockpit includes a lavish curved screen and 360 video cameras along with Porsche Connect online navigation, voice control, real-time traffic, music streaming, and a 10-speaker sound package. Driver assist features include warn and brake assist, rear end collision alert, and Porsche InnoDrive that optimizes speed control and includes lane-keep assist, swerve assist, and intersection assist.
A truly revolutionary all-electric adventure truck, the Rivian R1T includes tech that will leave you speechless. Its quad-motor AWD offers a motor for each wheel in order to fine tune the torque. It has an onboard air compressor that is great for releasing air in your tires for off-roading and then airing them back up for the ride home.
Its Gear Guard security system uses five cameras to keep an eye on things and a gear cable to lock your bicycles or motorcycles to the truck bed. The R1T also has a camp kitchen with an induction stove for meals on the go. When it comes to driver assist tech, Driver+ delivers hands-free driving, capable of automatically steering and adjusting your speed on command.