While Brad was in San Francisco, I
stole borrowed his car. It makes sense since my car uses a lot of gas and his uses none.
The cool thing about the Leaf is that it has an app. The car talks to the server, the server talks to the app and we can do all sorts of cool stuff. Including monitoring driving efficiency. Brad really likes to monitor the range and energy usage of the car, and continues to track how much we aren’t spending on gasoline.
From all the way across the country, he was checking up on how I drove the car. On Monday morning I got a text message:
One Tuesday he sent me a driving report detailing the efficiency of my driving.
Regardless of how creepy the energy spying was, it’s nice to know I’m an energy efficient driver!
I’m not a car blogger and I never will be, but this was too good not to talk about, so let me start at the beginning….
Last weekend, Brad and I had the opportunity to use a Nissan Leaf for the afternoon.
The Leaf is Nissan’s all-electric car. It uses no gas. None. It also completely blows my mind because there are a lot of counter intuitive things about this car that make. complete. sense. At least when you step out of your I’ve only ever driven a gas-powered car before mindset.
If you want to know how an electric car works, this is not the blog for you to read. I want to tell you about the experience of driving one for the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry