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Electrics and hybrids: Eight of the best

These cars offer a range of features to satisfy the most demanding tech head

Audi’s A8 is laden with technology.

Audi’s A8 is laden with technology.

 

AUDI A8

Audi’s A8 is laden with technology – from cameras that read the road ahead and adjust the suspension in real time, to self-parking via your phone, and complete with a Bang & Olufsen speaker system.

Tesla Model S

Quiet, quick, and a complete game-changer, it is hard not to be impressed by the Model S and its unique profile infotainment screen. It set the bar for technological functionality and style that others are still trying to beat.

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s first electric car promises to give Tesla some stiff competition, a slick buttonless interface provides all infotainment and communication needs – but more importantly, a 480km range pushes the boundaries.

Hyundai Ioniq

A popular electric and hybrid option with keyless entry, wireless charging, easy compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay make Hyundai’s Ioniq an attractive choice for those looking for great technology at an affordable price.

Lexus LS500

With a 12.3in screen on the dash, a heads-up display that projects onto the windscreen, and a rear seat touch screen for massage and climate controls, the Lexus LS500 series offers a lot of technological luxury.

Nissan Leaf

One of the original and most popular electric cars, the Nissan Leaf may not have some of the technological prowess of its more expensive peers. But a simple, sleek display and handy app provide enough to warrant a mention.

BMW 7 Series

The 7 series excels with gadgets, like a key fob with an LED display that can control self-parking, as well as tell you how much fuel is in the car. And a tablet in the back seat plus a gesture-controlled infotainment system.

Mercedes Benz S-Class

Where else can you find a car with Energizing Comfort Control – a melding of scents, lighting, massage, music, and temperature that may be totally superfluous, but deserves to be on a list of top technological innovations in cars?