Nissan (NSANY) is making a tremendous effort to come out on top in the “green” car wars. The Japanese carmaker’s electric car, scheduled for a 2010 release, figures to be the first mass-market, zero-emission vehicle in the US. But Nissan’s innovation doesn’t end there. The company now has an “eco-pedal” that will force drivers to save gas:
Nissan’s “ECO Pedal” system _ promoted as being both green and safe _ makes the gas pedal press upward when it senses motorists are speeding up too quickly.
…the system, which will be available next year, can help drivers improve fuel efficiency 5 to 10 per cent.
Of course, drivers can opt to switch the system off. Which most people probably would. However, conservation isn’t easy, and it’s a noble try by Nissan nonetheless.
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