By Andrew Ganz
Monday, Jul 27th, 2009 @ 5:23 pm
 
There's an app for that: It's no secret that Nissan plans to introduce a trio of electric vehicles on August 2, but apparently the automaker will accompany the announcement with an iPhone application that will allow owners to monitor their car's battery level.

Designed to be used by owners when they are away from their vehicle, the application will let owners see how much charge is left in their car's battery, how much time is required for a full charge and, for public charging stations, the approximate cost of a fill up.

The program would also allow owners to communicate with their car to turn on the air conditioning or heat remotely to make the car more comfortable - especially if it is still attached to a charging station, otherwise it would rapidly drain the battery.

PC World reports that the system is still in prototype phase but that it could be unveiled Sunday when Nissan introduces a trio of electric cars as part of the grand opening of its new world headquarters in Yokohama, Japan.