The electric vehicle infotainment system is crucial in determining drivers’ and passengers’ overall driving experience. With thirteen features to consider, such as display size, mobile phone compatibility, streaming capabilities, navigation, audio controls, and over-the-air updates, finding the right infotainment system will ensure that your electric car is efficient and enjoyable.
An essential part of the infotainment system is the display size you interact with. Therefore, we identify the interactive screen size of each vehicle to show you which electric vehicle models have the largest displays.
As smartphones become increasingly essential daily, we explore the compatibility of electric vehicle infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay.
We identify which vehicle infotainment systems have Android Autos support for people who own a smartphone using the Google Andriod operating system.
Proprietary Phone Pairing
Infotainment systems have their method of pairing with any smartphone using proprietary software. We identify infotainment systems using the proprietary phone pairing classification within Electric Driver.
Infotainment systems that can stream movies and video entertainment we identify using our film classification.
Some infotainment systems that can play video games identify using the games classification.
Electric vehicle information systems that can stream music we identify using the streaming music classification.
Vehicle infotainment systems that are connected online we identify with the Web Enabled category.
Infotainment systems can recognize and execute voice commands through voice control classification.
A charging planner will find compatible electric chargers and route your trip to determine which stations to stop at when taking long trips or running low on electricity. We identify which vehicle infotainment systems have this feature.
Some electric vehicle infotainment systems have a separate display screen for passengers. The passenger screens allow passengers to access vehicle information and entertainment through the infotainment system.
Vehicles with a navigation system that gives drivers directions to their destination are identified using the navigation classification.
Over the Air Updates (OTA)
Over-the-air updates allow vehicles to receive software updates over the air. Software updates can include improvements to the vehicle software, infotainment features, and in some cases, performance and vehicle range improvements. Check with the manufacturer to learn what is supported through over-the-air updates, as each car maker has a different evolving policy.
Based on your criteria and budget, we use the thirteen infotainment features to identify the top contenders to determine which electric vehicle has the most feature-rich infotainment system.