Nissan Leaf gets new single pedal “e pedal” tech

On July 20, Nissan announced that their new model Leaf, set to release this September, will come with the company’s “e pedal” technology.

The e pedal is the world’s first single pedal driving system. By pressing a switch, the accelerator switches to the e pedal, allowing the driver to speed up, slow down, or stop with the e pedal only.

Drivers can cover 90% of their driving needs using the e pedal. The e pedal will substantially lower the need for the driver to switch between pedals during traffic jams or when cruising along.

Nissan commented that “e pedal technology signifies a major milestone in Nissans continuous attempts to implement accessible and sophisticated driver support technology into mainstream vehicles.”

Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Bryce Clarke)