The New Nissan Leaf Can Be Driven With Just One Pedal


Nissan wants to transform the way we drive its new "e-pedal."

Ahead of its September reveal, Nissan has released another teaser for the next-generation Leaf EV. After detailing its ProPILOT system which will allow the EV to drive itself on the highway and park itself in precarious spots, Nissan has revealed the new Leaf will feature what it calls an “e-Pedal.” By flipping a switch, the technology turns the accelerator into an e-pedal, allowing you to accelerate, decelerate and brake with just one pedal. It's hoped that the technology will make city driving less arduous and potentially transform the way we drive.

Nissan says its e-Pedal technology is the world’s first one-pedal operation system that allows the driver to bring the car to a stop, even on hills, stay in position, and resume driving instantly. It claims that 90 percent of driving needs can be covered with the e-pedal, though its arguably congested city commutes that will benefit most from the technology, reducing the need to shift from one pedal to the other.

You Might Also Like
10 Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars
10 Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars
10 Of The Most Iconic All-Wheel Drive Cars Of All Time
10 Of The Most Iconic All-Wheel Drive Cars Of All Time

Whether the technology is revolutionary is debatable, though, since the e-Brake is essentially a fancy name for an aggressive regenerative braking system. Other EVs such as the Chevrolet Bolt adopt a similar system, albeit using paddle shifters to make the regenerative braking stronger. Tesla, on the other hand, uses different modes to control the strength of the regenerative system. No doubt there will be many more teasers released in the run up to the new Nissan Leaf’s reveal on September 5.

The World's Weirdest Wheel Designs

Sometimes the most basic customization tool goes drastically wrong...

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP

Related Reviews

2018 Nissan Leaf Review
Model Overview
2018 Nissan Leaf Review
2018 Nissan Leaf Test Drive Review: If Only It Wasn't A Car
Test Drive
2018 Nissan Leaf Test Drive Review: If Only It Wasn't A Car