2 of 5
BACKNEXT
Driving tips on the fly
Driving tips on the fly
Most hybrid car drivers are familiar with the idea of in-car graphs that display energy usage. In a hybrid car that sort of thing is nice to know. It can help a a driver make the most efficient use of the vehicle and it's fun to show off to your friends.

In an electric car, though, it's more than just interesting. It can be critical. In the Nissan Leaf, a computer displays not just the remaining driving range -- 34 miles in this case -- but offers tips as to what accessories could be turned off to extend that range. In this case, just turning off the air conditioner could extend the car's remaining range to as much as 44 miles.

NEXT: How far you can go

Last updated October 08 2010: 11:03 AM ET
Find Your Next Car
  • Find Homes for sale
    Real estate and homes for sale on Trulia

  • Property Type
  • Find a home in:
  • New York | Atlanta | Chicago | Los Angeles
  • Washington D.C | Houston | Philadelphia | More options
More Galleries
7 startups that want to improve your mental health From a text therapy platform to apps that push you reminders to breathe, these self-care startups offer help on a daily basis or in times of need. More
5 radical technologies that will change how you get to work From Uber's flying cars to the Hyperloop, these are some of the neatest transportation concepts in the works today. More
Royal wedding: How much will it cost? Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry could cost millions once security is included in the bill. See how the costs break down. More

Special Offer