2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Add-On Gauge Provides Real-Time Driving Data
The add-on gauge offers instantaneous mpg, average mpg, tachometer, and speed. The Ecometer simply plugs into the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) port located under the driver's side dashboard.
"We developed it to help people save money. Even with modest fuel economy improvements, the Ecometer can pay for itself in a just few tanks of gas, and will help improve our environment by burning fuel more efficiently," says Jeff King, Auto Meter President and CEO. "The Ecometer is easy to install and can be mounted anywhere in your vehicle. It has an innovative E-Z ViewTM dial face that can be rotated 350 degrees for proper viewing anywhere in your car."
The gauge offers real time color-coded information. Green is good and efficient driving. Yellow and red are inefficient.
"You can see instantly how making a change in your driving pattern makes an impact on your fuel economy," King says.
That can be especially helpful when towing with a truck, to see what gear and speed are most fuel efficient for that specific vehicle and load.
The Ecometer received positive reviews at winter trade shows and was introduced to the market this spring. The product can be found at most automotive part chain stores for about $70.
The Ecometer is made in Sycamore, Ill., and will work with more than 50 million vehicles on the road including all 2008 and newer, most 2006 and newer, and many 2004 and newer vehicles.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Auto Meter Products, 413 W. Elm St., Sycamore, Ill. 60178 (ph 866 248-6356; sales@auto meter.com; www.autometer.com).
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