From the Manufacturer
The PLX Kiwi is easy to view and control.
Save Money and Help the Environment
Vehicles use a tremendous amount of energy just to move us around. An average 4-door sedan equipped with a 200-horsepower motor can create up to 150,000 Watts of power. It "only" requires about 50 horsepower to accelerate from a full stop, but this is equivalent to turning on 622 60-watt light bulbs at once. An average driver in the same 4-door sedan produces 19.4 pounds of CO2 for each gallon of gasoline burned--or about 8 tons (16,000 pounds) of CO2 per year.
Research has shown that sensible driving can vastly improve fuel economy. Users equipped with the PLX Kiwi report an average of 20% improvement in fuel economy. This translates to hundreds of dollars in savings every year. The Kiwi can also help users reduce their carbon footprint by 2 tons per year, which is equivalent to planting 80 trees.
How It Works
Aggressive driving such as rapid acceleration, exceeding the speed limit, and heavy braking wastes gas. The Kiwi's sophisticated mathematic algorithms are designed to calculate your vehicle's fuel efficiency and assist you with saving gas and reducing CO2 output. Using the Kiwi is much like playing a game, and the daily goal is to obtain the highest Kiwi Score possible. This optimizes your driving style to get the highest MPG possible, no matter what vehicle you drive.
OBD-II connector for fast installation.
Easy to Install and Use
The Kiwi is a simple to use plug-and-play device that works on all 1996 or newer vehicles. It connects to the on-board diagnostic port (OBD-II) that is typically located near the steering column. From this port, the Kiwi can obtain detailed sensor data which is used to determine your vehicle's optimum driving efficiency. The included bracket makes it easy to mount the Kiwi to your dash or on your windshield; and the large buttons make navigating the colorful menu system a snap.
Drive Green mode helps users save money and fuel.
Maximize Fuel Efficiency with "Drive Green" Mode
The Drive Green mode is a series of lessons designed to optimize your driving behavior in a manner which maximizes the fuel efficiency for your vehicle. The PLX Kiwi uses sophisticated mathematical algorithms to analyze your engine's performance and your driving behavior. The Drive Green lessons are designed to maximize your smoothness, drag, acceleration, and deceleration parameters. In doing so, you will notice a significant improvement in your fuel economy.
Explore In-Depth Fuel Economy Information
The PLX Kiwi displays fuel economy information in far more detail than most vehicles can. The advanced meter shows current and trip MPG values, distance traveled, and gallons of gas used. The Kiwi also displays the dollar amount of gas that has been saved and the dollar amount of gas that has been used throughout the life of the unit. The trip summary feature shows you dollars of gas used, saved, and the total saved while owning the Kiwi for every trip. It also shows your average kiwi score and MPG, as well as distance traveled and gallons of gas used per trip.
View Engine Trouble Codes and Real-time Engine Data
The PLX Kiwi is also a diagnostic scanning tool. It can identify the cause of an illuminated Check Engine light, giving you the information you need before you visit an auto technician. If you determine that a trip to the mechanic is unnecessary, the Kiwi can clear the Check Engine Light. The PLX Kiwi is also capable of reporting the following engine sensor information in real time:
- Throttle Position
- Intake Pressure (MAP)
- OBD Type
- Fuel Level
- Air Flow (MAF)
- Barometric Pressure
- Catalytic Converter Temperature
- Engine Load
- ECU Voltage
- Engine Timing
- Absolute Engine Load
- Air Intake Temperature
- Ambient Air Temperature
- Water Temperature
- Fuel Pressure
- Fuel Pressure Relative
- Oxygen Sensor Voltage1 (Bank 1)
- Oxygen Sensor Voltage2 (Bank 1)
- Oxygen Sensor Voltage1 (Bank 2)
- Oxygen Sensor Voltage2 (Bank 2)
- Short Term Fuel Trim (Bank 1)
- Long Term Fuel Trim (Bank 1)
- Short Term Fuel Trim (Bank 2)
- Long Term Fuel Trim (Bank 2)