We really like the whole saving-the-earth thing, but now Nissan’s gone too far. The ECO Pedal, to be offered as an option in Nissan vehicles next year, is designed to start pushing back when you step on the gas too hard, with the idea being to save lot of gas by discouraging lead-footing.
Just what we need — a nagging piece of tech that physically fights our urge to feel the thrill of acceleration. Feedback about fuel economy on a dashboard display is one thing, but physically pushing back is entirely another. No thanks. We’ll just combine trips and drive a hybrid vehicle instead.