Wednesday, September 06, 2017

This Is the New Nissan Leaf

150 miles of range, no brake pedal needed.

2018 Nissan Leaf (Credit: Nissan USA) Click to Enlarge.
Nissan claims the new Leaf’s 40 kWh battery will provide 150 miles of range under EPA testing and 400km (248.5 miles) under the Japanese JC08 cycle. That’s a significant improvement over the 107-mile range eked out by the previous model’s 30 kWh battery, but doesn’t match the Bolt and Model 3’s respective EPA ratings of 238 and 220 miles.  Nissan plans to offer a more powerful version with longer range next year.

The new Leaf can be driven with a single pedal, which Nissan is calling the e-Pedal and describes as “revolutionary.”  The e-Pedal handles starting, accelerating, decelerating, and stopping; releasing the pedal applies friction and regenerative brakes that can bring the car to a total stop even on steep inclines.

The new Leaf is also the first car to adopt Nissan’s new ProPilot autonomous driving technology for single-lane highway driving, along with ProPilot Park which handles parking maneuvers.

Read more at This Is the New Nissan Leaf

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