Thursday, August 25, 2011
Driving: The Key To Cutting Gas Use?
"Driving behavior is going to be a part of that meaningful effort to reduce fuel use," O'Dell said. Many cars, such as the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf -- leaders in the hybrid and electric car markets, respectively -- already alert drivers to their good habits. A monitor in the Prius tells drivers how much fuel they are using and when the car is using electric power. The Leaf's console shows drivers an ever-growing digital tree, demonstrating to drivers how well they are doing at eco-driving. more