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MITSUBISHI i-MiEV – Electric Car Keiko 47kW Auto


The biggest influencer of fuel is the driver. Low rolling resistance save 3%; auto stop-start can 5% or more. 

The driver, however, can 20% and it is this massive potential, even than the sum total of Bluemotion-style pack of eco changes to that BMW is seeking to tap into.

The new BMW 1 marks the debut of ECO PRO, an function of iDrive that greener driving and rewards for so (it s also coming to the new 3 Series We’ve had such systems Fiat’s eco:Drive, Ford and ‘petals’ and so forth but BMW’s is the yet.

More than just an ‘badge’ that are usually an gimmick for a few weeks but then ECO PRO offers tangible benefits offer the potential for game-changing in the future.

It is opt-in: drivers select ECO PRO from the BMW drive switch ( anti-Sport as one engineer it). Doing so does things:

Selects bespoke settings engine ECU

Optimises electric

Displays ECO PRO screen

The electric saver function is meritorious in No mainstream maker has fitted a that dials back the consumption of accessories such as seats and heated rear a bit like the National Grid power delivery to your

The interactive element is the snazzy All the time you are consuming less than the car’s combined the famed BMW economy gauge electronically represented) dives the blue zone. Blue you’re saving fuel and the you can get it in there, the more fuel saving.

There’s more. To make it an additional readout, also in shows how many miles you re getting from the tank. is the ingenious part: the more you it steady, the more miles you eek

It is reset each time you so is stored even if you turn the off. Thus, a permanent to save fuel and claw the back. A savings account in your hands so if you want a 50-mile’ trip on the weekended, off to claw back the miles.

MITSUBISHI i-MiEV – Electric Car Keiko 47kW Auto

There’s yet more. Don’t get the of eco driving? ECO PRO to the rescue it flashes up and hints on the screen as you go, based on an of driving style.

It knows heavy braking is not efficient, nor is fast, nor is accelerating hard, nor is onto gears.

All of this may be obvious to us, but it’s not to all: a few of text saying as much, as the commits the eco error, will give them the idea.

And as it’s all part of the challenge, if engaged by saving fuel, be keen to take the messages on

Is this gamification of saving with an active feedback to provide tuition, the future of fuel? The driver is the single key to big, big gains in fuel are we to see more onboard games in the feeding a real-time PlayStation to turn drivers into gamers?

+ BMW 1 Series power

+ VW Golf R dials cool point

MITSUBISHI i-MiEV – Electric Car Keiko 47kW Auto
MITSUBISHI i-MiEV – Electric Car Keiko 47kW Auto
MITSUBISHI i-MiEV – Electric Car Keiko 47kW Auto
MITSUBISHI i-MiEV – Electric Car Keiko 47kW Auto

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