Nissan’s Electric Leaf Announces App for Android, Blackberry


I’m really into technology. In addition to being’s Android Guy, I’m also into what some call “green tech, including high-tech cars. I drive a Prius — not to save the planet, but because it’s technologically advanced and gets great mileage. I’m also impressed with the Chevy Volt And Nissan Leaf. But what does any of that have to do with smartphones?

The Volt has an Android app that let’s you start your car, lock or unlock the doors, and even check on the battery state-of-charge. Pretty cool, but that’s old news.

Nissan is following suit, and have released an app for both Android and Blackberry for their electric vehicle: the Leaf. Like the Volt app, Nissan’s lets you:

+ Monitor the charge of your car battery

+ Begin charging

+ Monitor the status of the car charging process

+ View estimated driving range

+ Adjust or turn on/off the vehicle’s climate control system

“The application is available to anyone with a Nissan LEAF, an active CARWINGS subscription, or an interest in better understanding the Nissan LEAF as a pioneer in electric vehicles,” Nissan says.

If Nissan would like an in-depth review of this app they can contact me to arrange an “extended loan” of the car — I can supply the Android.

Download the Nissan Leaf app from the Android Market

Source: Mobile Marketing Watch

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.