The BMW i3 looks like it drove off the set of a science fiction movie, with its funky and futuristic exterior and interior styling. Consumer Reports gives the 2015 version above average marks for reliability in most every operating category except for power equipment and its confounding in-car electronics. It’s rated at 137/111 mpg-e and has an 81-mile operating range. A 2015 i3 retails for $14,100 (brand new it starts at $45,445). Note that this is for the full battery-powered version. The i3 can also be found equipped with a small “range extender” gas engine to run the motor when the battery is depleted.