Nissans Next Innovation– The e-Pedal

November 21st, 2017 by

Nissan will be introducing a revolutionary innovation with the release of the 2018 Leaf that will change driving forever, and in a good way. Similar to the regenerative breaking in the Tesla Model 3 and BMW i3, Nissan has introduced a new Leaf with an e-Pedal accelerator. The e-Pedal is the very first one pedal innovation that can cover up to 90% of the drivers’ needs.

Fear not, there will still be a regular brake pedal for harder braking or emergency situations. To use it, you press the e-Pedal button, ease off the accelerator to reduce speed, release the pedal to stop and press the pedal for full acceleration. The e-Pedal can bring the car to a complete stop even on hills, then resume driving instantly.

This development and its mechanisms may sound intimidating, but we are assured that this will be a more fun and simple way to drive. Nissan Leafs e-Pedal will be especially beneficial during city driving and situations where there is heavy traffic. During these conditions drivers have to constantly shift from one pedal to the other, and the e-Pedal will eliminate this need.

The new feature is one of a couple of driver-focused systems planned for the new 2018 Leaf. The automaker also announced that the electric car will feature Pro Pilot Assist– a driver assistance system that automatically controls acceleration, braking and steering on single-lane highways. It will also be equipped with a fully autonomous parking feature.

The e-Pedal is a monumental milestone for Nissan, not only in the way they build cars, or even in the way they influence the market, but predominantly in the way the influence their customers’ lifestyles. Nissan continues to bring driver assistance technologies into their lineup, and therefore continues to solidify position amongst the best of the best. You can check out our inventory or sign up for updates– here at our site. We’re all eager to get our hands on this exciting innovation, so stay tuned for news and updates from us related to the 2018 Nissan Leaf!

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