THE NISSAN ECO-PEDAL: A cool force-feedback accelerator device for producing more efficient driving. As I’ve said before, I wish my Highlander Hybrid had something like this, so you’d know when you were about to light up the gas engine. If — as seems to be the case — Toyota’s anxious to make the hybrid driving experience as seamlessly like driving a gasoline vehicle as possible, it could be switchable. I’d like an “economy mode” that would run it as an electric vehicle as much as possible, toggleable to a normal mode where it would be, as it is now, seamless. They’re a bit less enthusiastic about this approach, though, over at Autoblog.
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