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24'Ignore' DC quick-charge status with Nissan Leaf, EV advocate says

A lot of science goes into electric cars, but when it comes to gauging battery-charge percentage, there may be a little more art involved.

AddSEMA 2009: The geekiest thing we've found so far

Tire pressure monitoring systems. Not the sexiest thing here at SEMA, but bear with us for a few minutes to geek out on one of the coolest things we've seen at the show that doesn't involve a whole vehicle.

29Nissan adding fuel efficiency gauge to all new models

Nissan plans on adding an instant fuel economy reader to every new Nissan and Infiniti it sells by 2010, and the meter is already available Stateside in the Altima and G35. The gauge is being added to show drivers how to drive with reduced fuel consumption in mind, and Nissan thinks owners can achieve 10% better fuel economy after using the gauge to adjust driving habits.

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