Next generation Nissan Leaf, which is expected to hit roads this fall, will also introduce an e-Pedal feature, which will allow drivers to use 'one pedal driving'.
One pedal driving, which was introduced and made popular by BMW i3 when it was launched in 2014, is a very efficient and especially useful in daily commutes, when driver is able to use just accelerator pedal. When it is fully released, car brakes using regenerative braking, and is able to decelerate enough that the driver does not have to use brake pedal – except in emergencies. Releasing accelerator pedal more or less determines the rate of deceleration, and the car also stops completely with regenerative braking only without using brake pedal. Nissan Leaf driver will also be able to turn e-Pedal off (which is not possible in i3, while Opel Ampera-e has the same on/off function for one pedal driving depending on gear-lever position) and drive Leaf as any other car. Nissan said that the use of e-Pedal will be possible on more than 90 percent of daily driving (actually, use of this function will be possible 100% of the time, but sometimes driver will have to 'add' braking with brake pedal) and it will also bring changes to driver's habits, increasing regeneration reducing energy consumption.