Nissan announced that the new Leaf will feature Eco mode, a feature found on some hybrid vehicles that creates energy when the vehicle is braking. In tests, the range of Leaf vehicles went from 131 km to 154 km when Eco mode was engaged.
Offering unique iPhone applications, the Nissan Leaf is another vehicle joining the mobile revolution. Although the features associated with these apps are unknown, it is certain that the Leaf will have online capabilities. Suspected features include the ability to set your phone recharge time, check your battery status, or start the air conditioning, which will allow users to set the temperature they want the vehicle to be when they get in (very useful on hot summer days). Other apps may include a GPS for locating your Leaf vehicle.
Further reaching out to iPhone users, Nissan has just created an iAd for the Leaf, an ad that is touchscreen compatible. Nissan is the first automaker to take advantage of this form of advertising. Unfortunately, this app is only available for the iPhone.