Nissan Leaf which is one of the most popular electric all electric vehicle in major parts of the globe is set to receive an innovative update when it comes in its latest avatar. Nissan Leaf was spotted by us a few days back in Mumbai and it could possibly make its way for Indian dealerships as well in the future. Also Read - Car makers Hyundai, Kia invest $300 million in OlaAlso Read - 5G could improve safety of self-driving cars: Gartner
The (Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family) Leaf, five door hatchback is going to receive an e-Pedal technology which will leave a single pedal for the drivers use for acceleration, deceleration or to halt completely. The single pedal allows regenerative braking which might be available in almost all EVs but Nissan says that they take it one step further. Also Read - Nissan launches Terrano Sport at Rs 12.22 lakh
The usage is simple, the driver can accelerate by pressing the pedal, ease off the pedal to reduce the speed and completely leave the pedal to stop. Nissan Leaf with e-Pedal allows the drivers to bring the car to complete stop even on hills, stay in the same position and resume driving instantly.
This is not a breakthrough innovation but the other electric cars like Chevrolet Bolt and even Tesla use different modes for regenerative braking. The new Nissan Leaf is going to get an even better travel range which could lie in the vicinity of 300 to 320 km and could launch anytime in the next few months. ALSO READ: Nissan Leaf spotted testing in India
It is believed that the driver will be capable of covering at least 90 percent of their driving requirements through the e-Pedal making the traffic marred commutes a breezy experience. This is Nissan s contribution towards making driving as safer and more enjoyable experience along with helping with the adoption of driver assistance technologies. Here s a video which demonstrates the working of the e-Pedal on the upcoming Nissan Leaf.