You Probably Won’t Use The Brakes Much With The New Nissan Leaf

While we still have to wait until September 6 for the new Nissan Leaf to be fully revealed, the company continues to release small details about its new electric model.

This time we learn that the new Leaf will come with a new “revolutionary” technology called e-Pedal. Flipping a switch will turn the accelerator into an e-Pedal, allowing drivers to accelerate, decelerate and bring the car to stop using just their right foot.

Nissan says that the e-Pedal technology is the first one-pedal operation system and that drivers can cover 90 percent of their driving needs with it. The company also says that thanks to this new technology, driving the new Leaf becomes “simpler and more exciting”, although we will remain sceptical about that last part.

The new system is just the latest member of the Leaf’s wide range of advanced technologies. So far we know that the new mainstream battery-powered vehicle will come with Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous system that not only allows it to drive itself under certain conditions but also enables it to park itself perfectly. Nissan even claims that once it hits the market, the new Leaf will be the market’s most advanced autonomous model.

The latest reports suggest that the new Nissan Leaf will be available with two battery options: an entry-level 40kWh and a bigger 60kWh. The latter version will be able to travel 340 miles (547km) on a single charge.

Stay tuned for more information on the new Nissan Leaf in the coming weeks as the teasing campaign is surely going to keep us busy until the big reveal.

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  • Bash

    Dear carscoops,
    Sceptical or
    Skeptical.
    Thanks

  • Bash

    Very interesting!

    • Jay

      Crazy because Ive been thinking of this for quite some time now lol.. they clearly have mind readers.. I like the idea on one pedal.

      • Bash

        yeah, Its amazing..

  • Sébastien

    This isn’t new to anyone that drove EV recently, BMW i3 or Tesla’s do that just fine.

    • tesla , i3 does not have hill and hold function. The unique feature of the e-pedal system is that as the car comes to a stop, the hydraulic brakes are automatically applied to keep the vehicle stationary without the driver having to apply the brake. GM offers similar functionality in Bolt to hold the car but it is implemented differently. On the Bolt, the hydraulic brakes are only applied when the driver actually presses the brake pedal as well as for assist systems like automatic emergency braking and stability control. That is why nissan is the world first for ev.

  • Elmediterraneo

    Useless one accelerator one brake and that works very well.

  • AMAZING HOW PEOPLE OVERUSE THE BRAKES. TAKING YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS SLOWS THE CAR DOWN. IF YOUR IN-TUNE WITH THE CAR…THAT’S OUTSIDE THE CITY.