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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