One pedal operation for 2018 Nissan LEAF

Brake and accelerator pedal of automatic transmission car

e-Pedal system comes to LEAF

Electric cars are quite different to regular combustion engine cars to drive because EVs immediately start to slow down, and quite rapidly, when you lift your foot off the accelerator.

My Behind the Wheel colleague, Joel Helmes, noted this in his recent drive of the BMW i3.

Now Nissan is taking this idiosyncrasy and developing into a new driver assist system called – ‘e-Pedal’.

Confirmed for the new Australia-bound 2018 Nissan LEAF, Nissan tell us the technology 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 (there is a disclaimer on that statement below).

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.

The disclaimer from Nissan in regards to the new e-Pedal tech is that you will still need to use the conventional brake pedal for aggressive braking situations.

Check out more details on the Nissan e-Pedal in this video…

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About Simon Lai 1230 Articles
Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

1 Comment on One pedal operation for 2018 Nissan LEAF

  1. Does anyone know if Nissan is removing “B”raking mode from the shifter? Is the ‘epedal’ a replacement or an addition? The Leaf will already do all of this, just not with one pedal. I like the feel of shifting to ‘B’ mode in certain driving situations. I sometimes depend on it. However, I don’t want it all the time.

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