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08 September 2017, 12:44 | Dawn Berry

Nissan's new Leaf (2018) uses one pedal to get you to your electric dreams

Nissan unveils new LEAF complete with e-Pedal and improved range

"But during the launch period of the second generation Leaf, it won't be available and those months are when its image and reputation are established".

By the way, for anyone wondering about the new LEAF's batteries, here's a further hint that Nissan hasn't changed much about the source of its batteries for this generation of its record-selling electric vehicle model: "Nissan LEAF batteries will continue to be produced in Smyrna, Sunderland and Zama, Japan".

At its heart, the 2018 Leaf's electric powertrain has been upgraded.

The company says the new generation Leaf will have "revolutionary technology that transforms the way we drive". That Leaf is expected to have a 60 kWh battery, same as the Bolt's, which should be enough for a range of well over 200 miles.

The Leaf has outsold all other electric vehicles since its introduction in 2010.

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Nissan re-engineered the chassis for greater stability.

"The Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility with its many advanced technologies". The auto can be operated in one-pedal mode that automatically slows or stops the vehicle when the driver eases up on the accelerator, but it still includes a brake pedal, especially for emergencies. As per the officials, this e-Pedal will work both the ways, if you press the e-Pedal it will take you forward, when you release the pedal it will act as a brake. It can drive and brake on one pedal, and delivers the powerful, quick-start torque of an EV. The system does require drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and it is not and should not be considered fully autonomous. Nissan not only plans a longer-range variant of the Leaf for 2019, but a Nissan designer let it slip that a Nissan Leaf Nismo is absolutely a possibility.

You can also use the NissanConnect EV app to charge the Leaf on a timer, start the climate control before you need to unplug and hit the road and to check your Leaf range. As I wrote yesterday, the LEAF actually fits sort of nicely into a price point several thousand dollars lower than the Tesla Model 3 (or Chevy Bolt) while still offering approximately twice the range of an original Nissan LEAF.

The interior design creates a relaxed ambience and premium quality feel, due to the carefully selected materials. The simple lay out of the instrument panel, center console and screen and the 7-inch, full-color TFT display, which was redesigned to make it easier to read and to accommodate the signals from ProPilot.

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