Owners of certain Fiat models can download the application from the manufacturer's website at www.fiat.com/ecodrive. To use the application, drivers simply need to insert a USB key in the appropriate slot on the car's consol and then plug it into a USB port on their computer to transfer the data, which eco:Drive will analyze.
The application gives drivers a grade out of 100, the ecoIndex, that determines their driving style. It will then suggest tips on daily routes and tricks that can help reduce consumption by up to 15%. Finally, eco:Drive lets drivers know how many kilometres have been travelled, the quantity of CO2 emissions that have been produced and fuel that has been consumed. Fiat plans on extending the use of the application to its entire lineup.