Conventional vehicles has been responsible for increasing the pollution levels in entire world. Analysis of climate data has shown that formally stable glaciers have begun to melt which causes rise in sea-level and puts cities near coastline to greater risk of flooding. An environment-friendly substitute for gasoline vehicles is electric vehicles which runs through battery. As some of the control units of electric vehicles vary from gasoline vehicles, instrument cluster development for electric vehicle needs different techniques. There are embedded development boards and microcontrollers developed specifically to serve automobile applications. Also there exists software to develop graphical user interface which can run in embedded boards. This survey paper enlists various techniques in terms of hardware and software which can be implemented to design a digital instrument cluster for electric vehicles. © 2018 IEEE.