Nissan Has Turned Real-Life Driving Into an Environmentally-Friendly Game

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If you weren't impressed with the Nissan Leaf's all-electric engine, maybe you'll at least raise an eyebrow at this Xbox-esque achievement system Nissan worked into the Leaf's software, which ranks your energy efficiency against other owners.

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In addition to comparing the amount of miles you can travel for every kilowatt hour consumed, it will also give you platinum, gold, silver or bronze distinctions for maintaining a certain standard on the road. So whether you're green, or just hypercompetitive, the Leaf is right up your alley. [MyNissanLeaf via AutoBlog Green via Crave]

DISCUSSION

So extra points for slow drivers who take 10 minutes to accelerate from a red light? Tell ya what, I'll help your score when I'm PUSHING you out of my freaking way.

I drive MAYBE 50 miles a week, and when I do, I burn as much gas as possible and leave rubber in my wake.