The Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt may be hogging the headlines for now, but the next-generation Nissan LEAF will make its debut soon, completing the trio of long-range, mid-priced EVs.
Hoping to avoid cannibalizing sales of the existing LEAF, Nissan has kept the new model tightly under wraps, releasing a very few details here and there. We know that the new LEAF will add some self-driving features, based on Nissan’s ProPilot technology. Now the company has announced that the 2018 LEAF will include a one-pedal driving feature, which Nissan somewhat grandiosely describes as “a revolutionary technology that transforms the way we drive.”
“With the flip of a switch, the technology turns your accelerator into an e-Pedal, allowing drivers to accelerate, decelerate and stop using just the e-Pedal,” said Nissan in a press release. “e-Pedal technology is the world’s first one-pedal operation that allows drivers to bring the car to a complete stop even on hills, stay in position, and resume driving instantly.”
“Drivers can cover 90% of their driving needs with the e-Pedal, making the process of driving more exciting. In heavy traffic and during city commutes, drivers will greatly reduce the need to shift from one pedal to the other, making your drive simpler and more engaging.”