Tokyo - If pushing the pedal makes the environmentalist in you cringe, Japanese carmaker Nissan said on Tuesday it will equip all new cars with
a device that could help improve fuel efficiency.
When the accelerator is pressed, a meter shows the driver
by how much fuel consumption is rising.
The device could improve fuel efficiency by an average 10%, it added.
"When people have a fuel-efficiency metre on their cars,
they tend to drive more carefully, trying to achieve good
readings," said Nissan spokesperson Haruko Wada.
She said the carmaker's move to make the device a standard
feature on all of its cars is part of efforts to cut CO2
emissions and promote its environmental technologies.