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 |  Aug 31 2011, 3:45 PM

Have you ever thought about getting an electric car, but are concerned that it might not be right for you? There’s a new gadget that will help you make a decision about buying electric – the EV Profiler.

The EV Profiler works with your current vehicle to track your driving behavior. This low profile device plugs into the cigarette outlet and keeps a log of your driving habits. It compiles the information online to show you how far you could take an electric car on a single charge. If you drive more than 100 miles a day and don’t have time to charge up, an EV is not the right choice for you. But if you’re still on the fence, the EV Profiler would be a great tool to use to make a decision.

The EV Profiler is a Driving Data Recorder, so it keeps track of acceleration, terrain and what types of roads you use (highway vs. local roads) on a daily basis. After it logs all that information, it gets fed to an online report and compares it to statistics from current electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt (the company plans to add more EVs as they enter the market). The EV Profiler is an efficient way to find out if an EV fits into your lifestyle.

You can rent the EV Profiler for $25 a week or $82 per month, and it can be ordered through the EV Profile website.

[Source: Inhabitat]