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PLX Kiwi – Optimum Driving Efficiency Gadget

PLX Kiwi

I recently wrote about the PLX Kiwi MPG, which is essentially the baby brother of the PLX Kiwi. The PLX Kiwi is an eco gadget for your car that helps you learn what driving behaviour gives you the optimum driving efficiency. The Kiwi plugs into your car’s on-board computer and gives you loads of useful information.

The PLX Kiwi is compatible with all cars made since 1996, as it just plugs into the on board diagnostic port (OBDII) located near your steering column. The Kiwi uses all of the sensors your car is equipped with, such as vehicle speed, RPM, engine load, and oxygen sensor readings. The sensor data is then analysed and used to give you a “Kiwi score”. The higher your score, the better your driving technique in terms of efficient fuel consumption.

The PLX Kiwi encourages you to beat your previous score. Most people using the gadget find that they notice a 20% improvement in fuel savings within just a few days. Aggressive driving such as rapid acceleration, exceeding the speed limit, and heavy braking will waste gas. The Kiwi is able to identify the wasteful driving trends not available from your vehicle MPG meter, and then shows you how you can improve your driving.

The PLX Kiwi is available for just $289.99, and will probably pay for itself in just a year or two.

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  • Mike May 19, 2010, 10:01 am

    It’s true that driving more slowly will save gas milage, but then so will walking. Time can be much more important than money. If I save 5 minutes a day and spend that time with my kids or doing something else I enjoy, then how much time does that equal over 5 or ten years? A lifetime? If I save 15 minutes a day? 20? 30? What then, is that time really worth?

    Then too, if we save a touch of gas going slowly and end up waiting at ten times as many traffic lights, are we really saving anything at all?

    What we need is a product that saves us gas mileage without changing our driving habits and costing us what little personal time we have left in our already over-busy lives.

  • Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) May 22, 2010, 7:26 pm

    Completely agree. I avoid driving where I can personally.